Current EU public consultations on chemicals

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The European Commission regularly seeks the views of citizens and stakeholders when it develops policy and legislation.


The European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, and the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, invite interested parties to submit comments on legislative proposals through public consultation.

The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA

ECHA organises public consultations to get feedback from all interested parties and to gather the widest possible range of scientific information for the regulatory processes. The rules covered by ECHA's public consultation are the Reach-, CLP- and the Biocides Regulations.

Anyone can submit comments. Those most likely to be interested are companies, organisations representing industry or civil society, individual citizens, as well as public authorities. Comments are welcomed from the EU or beyond.

All public consultations on ECHA's website External link.

The European Food Safety Authority

Consultations on plant protection products, etc. External link.

The European Commission

The Toy Safety Directive

Consultations on toy safety External link.

The RoHS Directive

Consultations on evaluation of requests for exemption at the Öko-Institut e.V External link.

Consultations on evaluation of requests for exemption at Bipro External link.

Proposal for a Regulation on detergent and surfactants

Consultation on streamlining and updating the EU rules for detergents ( External link.

Other policy areas

Open consultations on different policy areas at the European Commision External link.

Last published 24 May 2023