In an article published on December 18, 2017, regulatory news provider Chemical Watch informed about the European Commission’s study on the impacts of REACH authorization. The study report was published on December 12, 2017 and can be downloaded on the EC’s website.

The study concluded that the authorization system is “achieving its objectives” by “progressively promoting substitution of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) by available alternatives and reducing risks associated with the use of SVHCs.” However, the study found “no clear indications of changes” in the markets for SVHCs and alternatives, and also “could not fully quantify the costs” of the REACH authorization process.

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Chemical Watch (December 18, 2017). “Impact study: REACH authorization ‘achieving’ its objects.

EC (December 12, 2017). “Commission publishes study on the impacts of REACH authorization.

Chemical Watch (November 29, 2017). “REACH authorization ‘achieving objectives’, says Commission.