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EUCLEF: the new ECHA's regulatory database

EUCLEF : la nouvelle base de données réglementaire de l'ECHA

ECHA has just announced the launch of its new online service: EUCLEF (EU Chemicals Legislation Finder), which gives companies access to a free-of-charge overview of 40 pieces of EU chemicals legislation they may need to comply with.

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With EUCLEF’s launch, information on 40 pieces of EU chemicals legislation is now easily accessible in one place, bringing clarity to companies, in particular for SMEs, on which pieces of legislation apply to their substances.

Integrated into ECHA’s chemicals database, companies can use EUCLEF to navigate through the EU chemicals legislative framework and find relevant information on how their substances are regulated across the EU. This will give businesses a better understanding of the obligations they might have so they can ensure they are legally on the market.

The first version of the finder covers legislation dealing with air and water quality, worker protection, pesticides, food contact materials, cosmetic products, toy safety and many more. A further 16 pieces of legislation are planned to be added to EUCLEF in 2021.

“EUCLEF will be really helpful for companies, especially SMEs, who need to track their obligations across different EU laws. Small businesses are the backbone of Europe’s chemicals industry. EUCLEF will help them save time and money and to focus on what really matters, innovating and growing their business while safeguarding our health and the environment,”" says Bjorn Hansen, ECHA’s Executive Director.

A dedicated regulatory support service has also been …

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