8 May 2023 — News

Chromium VI limit in the context of EU Skin Sensitiser Restrictions

Along with other organisations, CEC warns that the proposed EU restrictions on Skin Sensitizers constitute an insurmountable challenge for the international trade in leather and leather products. The proposed restriction would encompass all current skin sensitizers and those yet to be identified, even where there is evidence that their use in leather and leather products poses no risk to consumer safety. All organisation believe that a fully automatic link with the EU legislation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging, would undermine legal certainty in the leather trade and cause serious socio-economic consequences for the operators in the global leather and leather products industry.

To read the full joint statement click here!