REACH: EU Drafts Regulation to Amend Annex XVII of Reach RegulationThe EU has informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) about a draft regulation to delete one and change some entries of Annex XVII of Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH). The changes will not include any new substances but only change existing entries. The regulation will supposedly come into force in first quarter of 2013.
On 16 July 2012 the EU has informed the WTO about a draft Regulation changing different entries of Annex XVII of REACH-regulation. The changes include the removal of one entry and update of several others for enforcement reasons and update of relevant EN standards. The following table summarizes the proposed changes:
Text of the draft regulation:
Text of the WTO notification of the EU:
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