The European Chemical Agency has recently recognised FTA as one of its accredited stakeholder organisations, a status that will allow the association to be involved in the EU agency’s work in a variety of ways: through discussions, workshops and events, joint activities and regular updates about topical issues.
FTA members are producers, importers and retailers of goods and therefore downstream users of chemicals. FTA has been supporting them with their REACH obligations as early as 2009 and the topic continues to be a top priority.
FTA has been instrumental in helping them understand chemical regulations, as members are affected by several restrictions and authorisations. This experience has given FTA a great insight into the challenges chemicals legislation can bring to complex global supply chains.
We are pleased to be part of this stakeholder group and look forward to contributing to the important work of the agency to ensure the safe use of chemicals.