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National Inspectorates - Portugal

The responsibility for controlling compliance with REACH in Portugal is given to the following authorities:

  • the General Inspectorate for Agriculture, the Sea, the Environment and Spatial Planning (IGAMAOT) focusing on producers and formulators,
  • the Authority for the Economy and Food Safety (ASAE) focusing on distributors, wholesalers and retailers, and
  • the Tax and Customs Authority, (AT) focusing on importers.

In general all the infringements of REACH are classified as serious or very serious environmental administrative offences.

Where the gravity of the infringement so justifies, the competent authority, in addition to the fine, may decide to impose additional penalties as deemed appropriate. The competent authority may also, where necessary, order the provisional seizure of assets and documents.

The responsibility for controlling compliance with BPR in Portugal is given to the following authorities:

  • The General Directorate of Health (DGS), focusing on the use of Biocides,
  • The General Directorate of Food and Veterinary (DGAV), focusing on the use of Wood Preservatives and Biocides of Veterinary Use, and
  • The Authority for the Economy and Food Safety (ASAE) focusing on distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

Authorities responsible for REACH enforcement

Authorities responsible for Biocides enforcement

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