REF-4 Enforcement Project to Focus on Restrictions

The European Chemical Agency's Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided that its next major project in 2016 will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions. The scope and individual restrictions to be covered in Ireland as part of this EU wide enforcement programme are Nickel (Entry 27), Cadmium (Entry 23) and Lead (Entry 63) in Jewellery; and Benzene (Entry 5), Chloroform (Entry 32) and Toluene (Entry 48) in Glues.

Inspections will then take place during 2016, where items will be sourced and analysed to determine compliance with the Restriction Entries.  Items found to be non-compliant with the Restriction entries will have enforcement action applied.  The final report will become available in 2017.