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Report of the Directors' Contact Group (DCG) available

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The European Commission has published a report presenting achievements, lessons learnt and recommendations from the Directors' Contact Group between the European Commission, ECHA and Industry Associations on meeting the first REACH registration deadline.

Helsinki, 23 September 2011 - Fulfilling the REACH registration requirements by the deadline presented significant challenges to industry. Therefore, the Commission invited six industry organisations and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to the Directors' Contact Group (DCG) to monitor progress towards meeting the first registration deadline and to reduce practical obstacles to registration.

In the course of 2010, the DCG monitored the overall preparedness of companies in meeting the registration deadline. The DCG also identified and addressed a total of 28 issues, contributing to the successful completion of registration by the first deadline. The practical cooperation between the Commission, ECHA and industry associations proved fruitful.

The Commission has published a report analysing the work of the DCG in 2010. The report sets out the achievements, lessons learnt and recommendations of the group, demonstrating that obstacles to registration can be reduced. The success of its efforts in 2010 made the group decide to continue its work under a new and revised mandate, thus continuing its support in facilitating the registration process through to the next major registration deadline of 31 May 2013.

The report is also available on the ECHA website


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