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The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement held elections for a new chair and vice chairs, decided to undertake a pilot project on authorisation and discussed preliminary results of its third coordinated enforcement project.


Helsinki, 28 March 2014 – During its seventeenth meeting in Helsinki on 25-27 March 2014, the Forum elected its chair and vice chairs for new term. Ms Szilvia Deim (HU) will be chairing the Forum for the next three years and will be supported by Ms Katja vom Hofe (DE) and Mr Eugen Anwander (AT) as vice chairs.


In anticipation of the upcoming sunset dates, the Forum also decided to engage in a pilot project on authorisation. The project will address substances with sunset dates that will soon elapse. The focus will be on gathering experience and building practice and processes for enforcing the authorisation-related obligations. The project will be set up in 2014 with inspections taking place in early 2015.


Forum’s third coordinated enforcement project (REF-3) focuses on checking the registration obligations of manufacturers, importers and only representatives in close cooperation with customs authorities. The project is organised in two phases. The first phase finished in 2013 with the second phase just starting in February 2014.



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