Helsinki -- The European Commission aims to gather authorities and stakeholders from relevant areas for its 1 March 2012 conference on enforcement of REACH* and Public Classification and Labelling (CLP) in Brussels.
ECHA also notes that Classification & Labelling (C&L) Inventory will soon be available, covering notified and registered substances that have, so far, been received from manufacturers and importers.
A new portal on the ECHA website will be available to the public during the week beginning 13 Feb 2012.
Enforcement and competent authorities, companies - particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) - industry associations, workers associations, non-governmental organisations (NGO), importers and only representatives (OR) and non-EU country representatives are all invited to the EC meeing to discuss how REACH and CLP are being enforced in the EU.
"Enforcement helps to achieve the objectives of these regulations and fosters an equal playing field for companies on the EU market," said the Commission's announcement.
The Conference will focus on enforcement activities and on identifying good practices from both Member States' authorities and stakeholders. Members of ECHA's Forum (the Member State enforcement authorities' network) will present their activities.
The conference will take place at the Charlemagne building, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels, Belgium.
Participant numbers are limited.
To register for the conference, go to http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/reach/events
*REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals