16 February 2024 — Joint Statements, News, Position Papers

Why Should the Use of Active Substances in Biocidal Products for Leather Be Derogated?

Together with other 5 stakeholders in the leather value chain, the CEC expresses its concern about the potential removal of the derogation for active substances in biocidal products in the context of the proposed REACH restriction on skin sensitisers and presents this document introducing to the different risk management options that can be used to tackle biocides under this restriction and assesses the associated societal and economic implications.

We hope this information helps substantiate the need to maintain the proposed derogation or, at least, underlines the need for a specific impact assessment in the absence thereof.

Read the full document HERE.