Mrs Elisabetta Gardini, Member of the European Parliament and member of the European Environment Committee, made a parliamentary question to the EU Commission to support the reasons for chemical SMEs and to highlight the unsustainability of registration costs imposed by REACH.
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Question for written answer E-006451/2017 to the Commission
Elisabetta Gardini (PPE)
Subject: Sustainability of costs of registering dyes/colourings for SMEs
31 May 2018 will be the final deadline for registering with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) all chemical substances that are manufactured in or imported into the European Economic Area within a range of 1 and 100 tonnes per year. It is the final registration deadline established by Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) for existing chemical substances.
Can the Commission answer the following questions:
– Is it aware of the difficulties that small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the dye/colouring sector are facing with regard to the sustainability of registration costs?
– Will it take any measures to facilitate such registration, together with access to and sharing of data?