Jul 19

Essential Use Concept (EUC) in REACH Inception Impact Assessment

EUC was mentioned in the latest REACH Inception Impact Assessment, which includes the objective of “operationalising the concept of essential use in restrictions, including the criteria for granting derogations.” Upon this, several groups questioned the concept itself and the practical challenges associated with implementing its elements. Industry (via various alliances) demands more discussion, clarity, and coherence with other EU objectives and global considerations such as free trade.

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