2019 Summit Highlights

This year’s Enforcement Summit took place on 16-17 October in Brussels, Belgium and provided over 120 professionals with the latest enforcement issues within chemical regulations, and brought together regulators, international organisations, experts from industry and academia, as well as the service provider community to share their perspectives and understanding of European and global regulatory enforcement challenges.

The two-day Summit welcomed a panel of 27 carefully-selected experts from leading organisations including ECHA, Ministry of Health, European Environmental Bureau, European Commission and Amazon.

Key topics that were covered include:

  • Updates from the ECHA Enforcement Forum
  • Enforcement of restrictions under REACH
  • Updates from key Member States, including Sweden and the UK
  • ECHA’s efforts to boost compliance with regards to dossier updates and evaluation procedures
  • Enforcement for trade and commerce
  • Working with customs authorities

View the full 2019 programme here


Maciej Baranski
Team Leader Support & Enforcement Unit, ECHA, Finland

Maria Letizia Polci
Scientific Officer, Ministry of Health, Italy

Abdulqadir Suleiman
Chief Specialist, Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, Norway


Michael Flueh
Head of the REACH Unit, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, Belgium

Serge Kwasniewski
Head of Dangerous Goods EMEA, Amazon Europe Core SARL, Luxembourg

Miquel Aguado-Monsonet
Policy Officer, European Commission

View all speakers here

News articles from the conference:

Enforcement of EU chemical rules working despite ‘lenient’ measures

Despite the majority of penalties for non-compliance with EU chemicals rules being "lenient", enforcement is working, delegates at Chemical Watch’s Enforcement Summit in Brussels heard yesterday. Read the full article here

SDS authors should take ‘direct approach’ to combat deficiencies
Authors of safety data sheets (SDSs) are being urged to take a more direct approach to tackling problems within them, delegates at Chemical Watch’s Enforcement Summit 2019 have heard. Read the full article here

Interview with Simon Tilling, Burges Salmon: 

Interview with Erwin Annys, ECHA: 

Event gallery: 

Enforcement Summit 2019

Future events from Chemical Watch

Please take a look at our upcoming events for the rest of the year which you may also be interested in:

  • Food Contact Regulations Europe 2020
    11-12 February, Brussels – Register here
  • Understanding the Content of SDSs/eSDSs
    3-4 March, London – Register here
  • Global Business Summit Europe 2020
    25-27 March, Amsterdam – Register here

For our full listing of upcoming events, including conferences, training courses, webinars and eLearning courses have a look at our dedicated events website