Programme

  1. Session 4: Harmonisation of enforcement
  2. Working towards the improvement of the quality, consistency and digitalisation of e-SDSs

    • Distributors’ role in REACH
    • Communication in the Supply Chain and challenges for distributors
    • Fecc activities towards improvement
    • Key messages
    Irantzu Garmendia Irantzu Garmendia
    Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager (HSE), European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc)
  3. Cooperation with customs, experience and upcoming pilot project

    • Forum working group for the cooperation with customs
    • Efforts at Forum level for further promoting the cooperation with customs
    • Latest update
    • Special focus on promoting the cooperation with customs in Cyprus
    Tasoula Kyprianidou-Leontidou Tasoula Kyprianidou-Leontidou
    Labour Inspection Officer 1st class, Department of Labour Inspection
  4. Enforcement of imports of chemicals into Germany

    • Cooperation with customs authorities
    • Working methods and procedures
    Sibylle Wursthorn Sibylle Wursthorn
    Senior Expert (referent) and Inspector in the Unit Chemical and Product Safety, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy
  5. Towards harmonisation of the enforcement of REACH at the EU borders

    • Setting the scene & principles
    • State of play of initiatives and statements
    • Customs issues
      • Examples REACH and customs codes
      • Customs & wastes
      • Survey in the metal/alloys industry
    • Other enforcement issues
    • Conclusions
    Nadia Vinck Nadia Vinck
    Director EHS & Scientific Issues, Euroalliage aisbl.
  6. Q&A

  7. Refreshments

  8. The results of combined REACH-OSH inspections with painters and the follow up in the Netherlands

    • Inspection of SDS quality at Down Stream User (DSU)
    • Introduction of digital SDS checking tool
    • DSU contact with supplier for correct information
    • Supplier adapts SDS with information that is ‘correct’ according to REACH regulation
    • RMMs not practical, sector organization guidance for painters on correct use of correct equipment to prevent exposure
    • Link to information for performing good risk analysis/RMMs for DSU when working with dangerous/CMR substances
    Diana Martens Diana Martens
    Project Leader, Coordinating Inspector Dangerous Substances, Inspectorate Social Affairs and Employment, Labour Inspectorate
  9. Panel discussion:

    • What are the impacts of divergent enforcement activities across the EU;
    • How can harmonisation be improved; and
    • What can companies do to manage divergent enforcement practices across the EU and even within countries?
  10. Lunch

  11. Session 5A: Enforcement in practice in Europe
  12. Non-compliance – what could happen? Swedish experiences with reporting to prosecutors (penalties) and environmental sanctions fees

    • How do environmental fees work
    • Obligation to report to prosecutors
    • What are the “results” of reporting
    Karin Rumar Karin Rumar
    Senior Technical Officer, Swedish Chemicals Agency
  13. Enforcement of chemicals regulation in Cyprus

    • Challenges for a small member state with limited industrial production but considerable import
    • Contributions at national level and campaigns at EU level
    • Special focus on the efforts to further promote the campaigns for controlling non compliant products placed on the market
    Tasoula Kyprianidou-Leontidou Tasoula Kyprianidou-Leontidou
    Labour Inspection Officer 1st class, Department of Labour Inspection
  14. Portugal enforcement activities with a focus on experiences with REF-5 inspections

    • Enforcement structure in Portugal
    • REF-5:
      • Focus/scope of the Project
      • Portuguese experience - planning, operationalization, in situ inspections…
      • Portuguese experience - main results and conclusions
    Sofia Carvalho Barata Sofia Carvalho Barata
    Inspector and Multidisciplinary Team Leader/Environmental Inspectorate, General Inspectorate for the Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning (IGAMAOT)
  15. Q&A

  16. Refreshments

  17. RoHS enforcement in the UK

    • Overview of the Office for Product Safety and Standards
    • Approach to regulation
    • Enforcing RoHS in the UK
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Priority objectives
    Huw Jones Huw Jones
    Head of Enforcement, The Office for Product Safety and Standards
  18. What happens to your REACH registration as the UK becomes a third country outside the EU/EEA?

    • Key negotiation points
    • (Limited) options for the UK
    • Post-Brexit status of UK companies
    • Supply chain implications
    Riku Rinta-Jouppi Riku Rinta-Jouppi
    Partner and Head of Global Compliance, REACHLaw
  19. essenscia’s practical tips for and experiences with inspection in Belgium

    • Organisation of REACH and CLP enforcement in Belgium
    • Cooperation between different enforcement authorities
    • Preparing companies through VLARIP: sharing experiences & tips
    • Priorities for enforcement
    Tine Cattoor Tine Cattoor
    Senior Advisor Product Policy – VLARIP projectleader, essenscia
  20. Q&A

  21. Close of session/day two