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Chimica Oggi - Chemistry Today
- vol. 34(2) March/April 2016
REFERENCES AND NOTES
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The European Parliament and The Council, Regulation (EU)
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The European Parliament and The Council, Regulation (EU)
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The European Parliament and The Council, Regulation (EU)
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European Chemicals Agency, Helsinki, Finland (version 2.0,
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European Chemicals Agency, Helsinki, Finland (version 1.3,
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19. The European Parliament and The Council, Regulation (EU)
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Member States (MS) and the EU Commission (COM)
for identification of consumer products as dangerous
and either businesses or member states take measures
to eliminate the risk according to the RAPEX guidelines
(20). Compliance issues are commonly discovered by
analytically testing consumer products. Information is
disseminated to the general public through, amongst
other reports, a weekly overview of dangerous products
and the actions taken on the RAPEX website (21). Various
directives and regulations are enforced through this
procedure such as the General Product Safety Directive
(22) and REACH. At the time of writing, the most recently
published annual report from 2014, a total of 2716
notifications by type of risk were made to the COM –
the vast majority of the goods originated from China.
To demonstrate the importance of RAPEX in relation to
chemicals and therefore REACH, evaluating the statistics
based on risk categories, in 2014 chemicals notifications
accounted for 25% of all consumer product notifications
(second only to injuries and up 5% from 2013) (23).
In 2013, the UK, France and Germany’s chemical
risk notifications relative to all other risk categories
were 15%, 27% and 51% respectively – only the UK
had a lower proportion of chemical risk notifications
than the community average (24). Though it is worth
mentioning the notifications made normally regard
imported products and other factors such as resource
allocation of inspections will affect the figures. RAPEX
not only regularly identifies non-compliance, potentially
resulting in a compulsory market ban of the consumer
product for high risk cases, but also feeds back into the
restrictions by identifying consumer products for which
a restriction may be required. The latter may highlight
specific products and chemicals that are often out of
compliance.
CONCLUSION
In summary, good quality analytical data is a foundation
of these processes and fundamental to ensure
compliance with REACH. The regulatory environment
of the chemicals industry is perpetually evolving. Many
view the next 2018 deadline to signify diminishing
obligations of REACH. Although the data generated
in registration is intended for manufacturers and
importers to manage risks and provide others with the
information to manage their own risks, the data may
also be used to instigate other aspects of REACH, i.e.
substance evaluation, restriction and authorisation.
Implementing regulations, updates and amendments
to the List of Restrictions, the Authorisation List, and the
Candidate List for Substances of Very High Concern
for Authorisation alone may put some operations of
businesses in jeopardy unless a proactive approach
to incoming changes is adopted. This, alongside
remaining informed of developments in compliance,
is crucial to avoid enforcement action and allows for
retention of a competitive advantage and a solid
reputation. Moreover, ensuring registration dossiers
are of a high quality and include the latest available
information is beneficial as the material they contain
may be scrutinised by Non-Governmental Organisations,
Member States and bodies at community level.
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