ECHA to Support EU-wide Action against COVID-19
On Mar 20, 2020, The European Chemicals Agency “ECHA” has published ECHA will, together with the European Commission, support Member States and industry in addressing disinfectant shortages.
The Agency will also extend some of its deadlines to help chemical companies.ECHA is taking measures to support EU action to fight the pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Deadlines for certain processes will also be handled flexibly, including the payment of invoices. For certain deadlines that fall between now and the end of May 2020, companies will receive an extension of two months.
This applies to cases where companies have initially failed to provide a complete registration for their chemicals and were granted a final deadline between March and May 2020, as well as for requests for further information related to confidentiality claims.An extension of 30 days will also apply for companies to comment on ECHA’s draft decisions in cases where a registration has been considered incompliant with legal requirements.
April 15, 2020, by Doaa Yousry