At its last meeting in November, the Enforcement Forum agreed on a follow-up project to investigate whether companies are complying with REACH obligations for products imported from outside the EU. Inspections will check the enforcement of regulations for the import of substances, chemical mixtures and articles.
The inspections are planned for 2023-2025 and involve the national authorities of the Member States. The project will also work on further developing and strengthening the existing cooperation between REACH inspectors and customs authorities.
Previous results showed that 23% of the imported products checked were non-compliant with the requirements set out in EU law, so ECHA decided to take appropriate action.
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