October 7, 2020 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
1 in 4 Imported Products Found to be Non-Compliant with EU REACH and CLP
ECHA’s Enforcement Project Finds 1 in 4 Products Not In Compliance With EU REACH and CPL
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released new results from the agency’s ongoing Enforcement Project which found that 23% of imported products are non-compliant with the EU REACH and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations.
The products were checked at strategic entry points in EU Member State countries, such as airports and harbors, as well as inland customs offices.
The checks focused on the presence of cadmium, lead and nickel in articles, which are restricted substances under the REACH regulation. Of the 1,225 checks for restricted substances, 17% of the products had amounts of the restricted substances above the required limit.
ECHA noted in the reports that the results “show that importers need to intensify their efforts to supply safe products which are compliant with REACH and CLP.” ECHA also stated that “there is a continued need for targeted enforcement on these specific restrictions and more stringent enforcement of REACH and CLP at European points of entrance.”
GreenSoft helps with EU REACH compliance
Importers of articles containing chemical substances must ensure that products placed on the EU market are compliant with REACH obligations.
The list of substances regulated under EU REACH is typically updated twice per year, resulting in affected companies needing to re-evaluate their product compliance and possibly re-collect substance data from their suppliers.
GreenSoft helps manage this entire process for companies, including coverage for the EU REACH SCIP Database, by performing data collection, data validation, substance calculations and report generation as part of our EU REACH data services.
Subscribe to our Blog
Blog Search & Categories
- Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking
- California Proposition 65
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act
- CE Mark
- Certificate of Compliance
- China RoHS
- Component Disclosure Module
- Conflict Minerals – Canada
- Conflict Minerals – EU
- Conflict Minerals – U.S.
- eCMA Forms
- EN 50581
- EU Battery Directive
- EU Green Deal
- EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR)
- EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation
- EU REACH
- EU RoHS
- EU Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
- Full Material Declaration (FMD)
- GreenData Manager Software
- GreenSoft Data Services
- GreenSoft Technology
- Hosted GreenData Manager (GDM) Software
- iGDM Component Database Search
- IPC-1752A Viewer
- JGPSSI & JIG-101
- Korea REACH
- SCIP Database
- Trade Shows
- U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- UK RoHS
- White Paper Library
June 13, 2022
EU REACH SVHC List now contains 224 Substances
April 28, 2022
Roughly 5,000 to 7,000 chemicals will be regulated in the EU by 2030
March 28, 2022
EU REACH, EU RoHS and EU POPs violations found in electronic products, forcing withdrawal from market
January 17, 2022
4 New Substances Added to EU REACH SVHC List
January 11, 2022
4 Products Recalled in European Markets