Commission’s General Report on REACH (COM/2013/49)

Published: 20 March 2013

Policies & Issues: Environment

In the context of REACH, Orgalime represents a major EU downstream user industry of chemical substances and preparations as well as EU producers and importers of final articles including many of their components for both, professional customers and private consumers. The EU engineering industries are clients of the chemical industry and supplier of capital goods to all other industry sectors, including the automotive, aerospace, chemical, food or textile industries as well as to the health and environment sectors. 

Orgalime welcomes the Commission’s General Report on the REACH Regulation and its main recommendation to not change the main terms of the REACH Regulation in order to provide stability. We fully support this commitment towards legislative stability and predictability. In line with the EU industrial Policy, we believe that regulatory stability is necessary to allow the manufacturing sector to continue adding value with a strong prospect of jobs and growth. 

In addition, unexpected impacts on the EU’s manufacturing industries have to be monitored carefully, as suggested in the REACH Review report. Indeed, we strongly believe that REACH implementation should neither result in unaffordable costs, nor negatively impact the competitiveness of the engineering industry.

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