Katja vom Hofe, the Chair of the Enforcement Forum joins us. She is just out of the Forum’s June meeting, and will be sharing the highlights.
We talk about the Forum's upcoming and on-going enforcement projects, including preliminary results of an EU-wide project on REACH authorisation (REF-9) where inspectors conducted more than 450 inspections to control REACH authorisation requirements for substances of very high concern.
Also in this episode, an update on the follow-up of a Forum project on online marketplaces. It looked at whether online sellers were giving enough safety information to customers when buying products with hazardous chemicals online and found a high level of incompliance. Listen to our earlier episode on the project results.
Katja also talks about the Forum's work on harmonising the way member states report their inspections to ensure consistent numbers in the EU and gives insight into how the Forum prepares inspectors for upcoming projects through training and other support material.
The Forum is a network of enforcement authorities from the EU and EEA. They are responsible for coordinating the enforcement of EU chemicals legislation. the REACH, CLP, PIC, POP and the Biocidal Product regulations with the aim of protecting our health and the environment while ensuring a level playing field for companies across the EU market.
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