Position papers


Brexit : Preparing for a future “UK out of REACH scenario”

What you need to know – Practical considerations to maintain trade post Brexit

The need to provide the list of importers in the IUCLID5 registration dossier of an only representative

Cefic views on the Commission’s proposal establishing a Framework to Facilitate Sustainable Investment

Cefic considers that the “Taxonomy Proposal” may help mobilizing finance towards environmentally beneficial projects and foster cross-border investments by defining a common language for environmentally beneficial investments. This may promote retail and institutional investors’ interest for such investments.

Cefic position paper on the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation and identification of policy options

Cefic views on the EU Single Market

The Single Market is a major asset for a competitive chemical industry. Cefic encourages EU and Member State authorities to uphold and consolidate the Single Market.

Cefic views on the Stocktaking of the Commission’s Better Regulation approach

Cefic welcomes progress under President Juncker’s Better Regulation Agenda and invites the incoming Commission to follow up on and deepen existing rules and practices.

Combination effects of chemicals

Today, EU chemicals policy and risk management schemes predominantly focus on the safety of individual chemical substances. They protect public health and the environment by ensuring that no chemical substance is intentionally present in the environment at levels that might cause harm.

Cefic Manifesto for a competitive Europe

Why the EU needs an ambitious Industrial Strategy, and what it should contain

EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme: The Chemical Industry’s role in EU growth and competitiveness

Cefic welcomes the EC Horizon Europe proposal’s ambition to make Europe an unparalleled global innovation hub and recognition given to the innovative and enabling role of industry, by placing the pillar of the ‘Global Challenges & Industrial Competitiveness’ at the heart of the programme. In this role, industry provides productivity, progress, jobs and prosperity, and…

Joint statement ECHA Cefic to Work on an Effective Implementation of REACH (MOU)

With the completion of the third registration deadline, REACH now regulates all chemicals on the EU market. Recognising that the 2018 Commission General Report on REACH calls on all actors to further improve REACH implementation and, in particular, on industry and ECHA to further improve the safety information and its communication in the supply chain,…

REACH Annexes amendments to address nanoforms of substances: Cefic’s perspective

Cefic welcomes the vote of the REACH Committee on REACH Annexes amendments for nanomaterials. The adaptation of the Annexes is a meaningful step to reduce existing legal uncertainties and provide more clarity for the registration of nanomaterials under REACH. The issue remains, however, complex and some of the amendments can even create further confusion.

Chemicals regulatory cooperation after Brexit (position paper)

Europe’s chemical industry is a global leader. We deliver the every-day practical solutions to accelerate Europe’s industrial renaissance. Yet we, as many others, rely on an integrated single market throughout Europe, one that operates across borders, without discrimination. We are at the start of the production process, so any disruption of trade flows will reverberate…

European Commission Mobility package

Cefic welcomes the European Mobility Package which contains important proposals to improve the social aspects of road transport and to harmonize road charging. The European Commission should continue to challenge internal market fragmentation and counter national measures that unduly hamper free movement of goods. In the past years, industry was confronted with several national regulations…

Innovation can impact the European Strategy for Plastics

The European chemical industry supports the transition towards a circular economy as part of a strategy to make Europe more resource efficient.

Cefic, ECEG and industriAll European Trade Union statement on Brexit

The UK’s decision to leave the EU presents a political and economic challenge that creates significant uncertainty for companies and their employees. Cefic, ECEG and industriAll Europe are united in their concern about the adverse impact that Brexit could have on the viability, international competitiveness and employment within Europe’s chemical industry on either side of…

EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme: mission statement

Cefic and CIA joint statement on Brexit and the future

Industry views on Aarhus Compliance Committee Findings on Access to Justice in the EU

Clean energy for all Europeans Package

Europe’s chemical industry welcomes the Clean Energy Package proposal from the European Commission in its ambitions to reform and harmonise energy markets in Europe and to pioneer the low-carbon economy for the benefit of all its citizens.

Clean energy for all Europeans Package – Executive summary

Europe’s chemical industry welcomes the Clean Energy Package proposal from the European Commission in its ambitions to reform and harmonise energy markets in Europe and to pioneer the low-carbon economy for the benefit of all its citizens.

Cefic – EBPF Comments on CA Document CA-April17-Doc.3.1.a & b: Draft criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties under the BPR

Cefic-EBPF is disappointed that the Commission has retained the term ‘substance’ instead of the term ‘active substance’, despite the legal and procedural arguments made by Industry in December1 2016 and February 20172.

Extension of the scope of the proposed endocrine disruptors criteria from ‘active substances’ to ‘substances’ in the biocidal products regulation (528/2012)

Circular economy

The European chemical industry supports the transition towards a circular economy as part of a strategy to make Europe more resource efficient. This can be achieved both by avoiding unnecessary material and energy losses throughout the life-cycle of products and maximising value by keeping resources circulating in loops.

Solutions for a well-functioning, fair and effective EU Emissions Trading System

The European Council Conclusions of October 2014 provided detailed guidance to prevent the risk of carbon leakage after 2020.

The Energy Union: drivers for success

Cefic supports the launch of the Energy Union and welcomes the Commission’s aim to alleviate constraints and enable growth and job creation. Delivering uninterrupted, competitively priced, stable and secure energy to fuel the European economy is a cornerstone to industrial competitiveness. An Energy Union achieving this goal would convince industries to invest in Europe, enabling…

Intermodal transport network development position paper

The European Commission’s transport white paper

European Policy for more sustainable transport and logistics across Europe

Cefic – ECTA joint position