Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

The Commission plans to adopt a proposal for a revised Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals in the last quarter of 2022.

By Joachim Grittmann and Alexander Wilhelm

On 20 January 2022, the European Commission opened a public consultation on revising Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH Regulation). The REACH Regulation entered into force on 1 June 2007 and is to be fundamentally revised under the Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, which forms part of the European Green Deal. Until mid-April 2022, interested parties are encouraged to share their opinions on the most relevant aspects of the REACH Regulation to ensure the goals of the Commission on innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals and a high level of protection of health and the environment.