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1 Sector Group BioChemTech Workshop on the safe use of chemicals by SMEs SMEs: time to update your CLP labels! Brussels, 16 September 2014, 08:30-17:00

2 Content: About the Enterprise Europe Network About the Sector Group BioChemTech Some examples with respect to CLP

3 The Enterprise Europe Network Key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together close to 600 business support organisations from more than 50 countries. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies Helps small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market with the following services: Technology transfer Access to finance Advice on EU law and standards Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Speak up on EU law Research funding Going international

4 Sector Group BioChemTech Mission statement The Sector Group BioChemTech provides a niche service to one of Europe s most important sectors: Biotechnology and Chemistry. This includes a comprehensive and high-quality European knowledge transfer, information and business support service for organisations, particularly SMEs, with a view to increasing their competitiveness and promoting their overall economic growth.

5 40 members and 18 Countries covered 1.Belgium 2.Croatia 3.Czech Republic 4.Denmark 5.Finland 6.France 7.Germany 8.Greece 9.Hungary 10.Italy 11.Netherlands 12.Portugal 13.Slovenia 14.Serbia 15.Spain 16.Sweden 17.Switzerland 18.United Kingdom - United Kingdom (Wales) - United Kingdom (Scotland)

6 SG BioChemTech supports the EU policy and activities with respect to REACH and CLP. Some examples from our members: Slovenia France Germany The Netherlands Italy Belgium

7 Agence Bruxelloise Mathilde Vivo and Christophe Coppens Activities: The Brussels Agence Bruxelloise Network has access to the relevant persons for CLP and REACH E.g. Signpost to the CEFIC, which is the expert organization in this area and at the origin of the RECAH text with the EC. An interesting project is the SuSchem platform, as most of you might be aware of:

8 SusChem Project The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. SusChem addresses challenges specific to the European chemical and industrial biotechnology industry for the benefit of society as a whole. Contact person from the CEFIC who manages the project SuSchem Contact: Jacques Komornicki T: F: E:

9 Innovhub-SSI Dr. Sara Diana Innovhub -SSI is an active partner of the territorial information desk on CLP and REACH (SIT- REACH) which refers to the Italian Help Desk (under the Italian Ministry of Economy). Task is to provide free information, help and assistance to companies, especially SMEs, on CLP and REACH. Innovhub organize and participate as speakers in seminars, conferences and info days (workshops) on CLP and REACH. The experts of provide direct answers to questions on REACH issues or, in case of complex situations, turn over the question to the Italian HelpDesk. Share the free documentation on REACH provide by ECHA, the Italian HelpDesk and associations, such as guides, FAQ,... Innovhub-SSI has a technical staff which provides technical support and testing to comply some of the REACH requirements.

10 Zenit Benno Weissner, Astrid Pauli In the area of CLP and REACH ZENIT organizes every year online seminars for SME. Collaboration with the experts from ReachCentrum in Brussels, which belogngs to Cefic Helpdesk for reach, clp and biozid at DASA, Dortmund.

11 CCL Clio BRIVOIS-POUPARD Enquiries from enterprises (63 in 2013) Various questions on the subjects from time to time, but a lot less than on Reach! Delivery of reports: S&R Check ups for standards and regulations) as to innovative products listing the applicable regulations Planning the organization of a seminar on CLP early 2015

12 CCL Clio BRIVOIS-POUPARD REACH: Good practice in France : The French network was invited by the Ministry in charge of Reach matters to participate in meetings to implement actions. A steering committee was set up involving EEN as partner to design and monitor actions. The webinars most popular tool. every other week for almost a year ( ), 40 to 100 participants each time. EEN France also organized seminars with the French ministry. 20 seminars were held all across the country with SMEs, local EENs and the Ministry in It was in Strasbourg in April 2012, we also took this opportunity to gather the representatives of local enforcement bodies. A leaflet was published. Participation, as representative of a chamber of commerce and industry, in the chemical industry strategic committee of Alsace.

13 CCIS Levin Pal The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Slovenia (CCIS) and partner of Slovenian EEN consoritum, is actively involved in coordination of REACH and CLP regulations that are provided by Chemical Office of the Republic of Slovenia governing the legislation in this area. The Slovenian Association of Chemical Industry (SACI) have a section regarding the awareness of REACH and CLP on the CCIS portal ( Slovenian companies may ask specific questions regarding CLP through the interactive form at the website. The questions are addressed to the head of SACI.

14 CCIS Levin Pal In case of complex questions the CCIS collaborates with consultants and organizes the meetings at CCIS quarters. CCIS organizes annual conferences regarding CLP and REACH regulation in order to inform the Slovenian SMEs on the CLP regulation and raise the awareness on the CLP regulation changes. In the framework of the Slovenian national project relating to promotion of health in the workplace CCIS prepared materials and they organize annual trainings (e.g. train the trainers) for education of people (e.g. safety engineers) responsible for dissemination of CLP regulations inside the Slovenian companies.

15 Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Tjwan Tan The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and partner of Dutch EEN consortium is activity involved as signpost for the industry. Helpdesk EU-GHS/CLP Chemelot: Opened a service point for SME.

16 Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Tjwan Tan From the 30th of September until the 3rd of October Jaarbeurs Utrecht. During this event special attention and awareness will be given by the Laboratorium X-pedition to CLP regulation. Erwin Theelen, former member of the REACH & CLP helpdesks, and since 2010 freelance consultant supporting industries and traders with among others: tailored REACH & CLP training courses REACH & CLP compliance audits re-classification of mixtures compilation of safety data sheets REACH registrations & pre-registrations One of the hurdles for especially SME companies is the re-classification of mixtures, which is due June Changing to other label formats/ sizes and colors is also a challenge for the industry.

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