1 in 4 Imported Products in Breach of REACH & CLP

1 in 4 Imported Products in Breach of REACH & CLP

Monday, October 12, 2020

ECHA’s latest enforcement project shows that 1 in 4 imported products do not comply with the EU Chemical Regulations. Out of the 1400 products inspected by ECHA (mostly coming from China, the United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand, North Macedonia and Madagascar), more than 300 (23 %) were found to be non-compliant.

The controls focused on REACH restricted substances such as cadmium, lead and nickel products, which were shown to be above the required limit. As far as CLP is concerned, the inspections also evidenced incorrect labelling such as lack of national language and use of wrong pictograms or signal words.

ECHA therefore reminds that importers must intensify their efforts to supply safe products which comply with REACH and CLP as such regulatory breaches could compromise the safe use of these substances and could pose a serious health risk if they were to enter the market.

The importance of compliance cannot be stressed enough, remember we are here to help: info.eu@lisam.com

To the full article: https://echa.europa.eu/-/1-in-4-imported-products-found-to-be-non-compliant-with-reach-and-clp


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