REACH review says registration process needs reform

ECHA admits to bureaucratic delays in listing SVHCs

The European Commission has concluded that the key registration process of the EU chemical control system REACH needs reform, as the second key deadline for registering chemicals looms, on 31 May, for chemicals manufactured or imported in annual volumes of 100 tonnes or more. The conclusion comes in a comprehensive review of REACH, which was generally positive. In a note, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said: “While the registration has been successful, ECHA agrees with the Commission's findings that the quality of registration dossiers still needs to improve.” It and the Commission also admitted to bureaucratic delays in listing substances of very high concern (SVHCs).