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News announcement7 May 2021Directorate-General for Environment1 min read

Chemicals strategy: Commission publishes roadmaps on the revision of REACH and CLP

This week, the Commission has published two Inception Impact Assessments (roadmaps), one on the revision of the CLP Regulation and one on the revision of the REACH Regulation. The new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability requires a targeted revision of these Regulations. The roadmaps are now open for stakeholder feedback until 1 June 2021. The roadmaps provide overall descriptions of the problems that need to be solved, possible options for how changing the two pieces of legislation may help to solve these problems as well as initial assessments of the potential impacts of such changes. The feedback on the two roadmaps will be used to further develop and fine-tune each initiative.

Next steps

The Commission will assess the responses to the roadmap, and will then launch Open Public Consultations to gather further feedback. The public consultation for the revision of the CLP Regulation is expected to be launched in Q2 2021, and for the REACH Regulation in 2022.

For more information

EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

REACH Regulation roadmap

Regulation on hazard classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP) roadmap


Publication date
7 May 2021
Directorate-General for Environment

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