Here is again a new enforcement law for the supply chains and businesses! The Enforcement Forum of European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have made an agreement on the next regulation for the REACH compliance which focuses on the supply chains and businesses to fulfil all the requirements of the registration, restriction obligations, and authorisation of their representative products and chemicals which are imported from the outside of EU.
The new REACH enforcement was suggested during the meeting of the Enforcement forum where the new legislation will be implemented from 2023-2025 which will majorly focus on the import of chemical substances, articles, and mixtures. Hence, in this blog we will know what businesses can expect from the new REACH enforcement project briefly.
Cause For New REACH Enforcement:
The primary reason why the Enforcement forum is introducing the new REACH enforcement is the supply chains and businesses being compliant with the REACH. The subject for the new REACH enforcement was triggered due to the non-compliance in the goods which are imported from the outside of the EU. The Enforcement Forum also has a pilot project recently and found that around 23% of the products which are inspected were non-compliant with the EU’s requirements. Hence, the only way to prevent the products that are non-compliant from entering the European market is to strengthen the points that are controlling the imports, i.e, the costumes and REACH inspectors.
Initiatives By The Enforcement Forum:
As mentioned earlier, the Enforcement forum of the ECHA has initiated the talk of strengthening the control of imports, the businesses can also expect that the forum can establish goals for the EU’s chemical strategy on sustainability. In the meeting the forum also discussed expanding their role in future, and related areas where REACH compliance can be enforced.
What Businesses Can Expect From Enforcement?
By the new REACH enforcement strengthening the ports that are controlling imports, businesses can expect a dramatic increase in the inspection of the imported products at the border. Not only that with increase in the inspection, one can also expect the demand for the documentation regarding the same from the custom authorities. Thus, importers should be very keen in surveying and tracking down their supply chain and ensure that their products or articles do not contain any substances of very high concern (SVHCs) before entering the EU market.
The documentation regarding the chemicals include the precise percent of the SVCH present in the articles in weight by weight (w/w), information on handling the chemicals safely, and providing authorization for all the chemicals present in the article which are under the authorization list of ECHA. Hence, the businesses need to handover all these essential documentation at the customs before entering the EU market.
Hence, once the New REACH Enforcement law has been initiated the importers need to prepare themselves to represent themselves as being compliant with the EU requirements before they could import their product. Sunstream, can be your ideal partner for being compliant with REACH regulation so that your business can go on un-interrupted.