EURATEX welcomes the objective of REACH to protect human health and the environment and to promote innovation for companies. Since its entry into force almost 10 years ago, REACH has significantly impacted the European chemicals policy.
As the Second REACH evaluation has been completed highlighting key action points, EURATEX wishes to draw attention on the following considerations:
1) Impact of the REACH 2018 registration deadline on the EU textile and clothing sector
2) REACH enforcement and level playing field
3) REACH as an innovation booster rather than inhibitor
4) Need for harmonised and validated test methods