The purpose of the workshop was to acquaint the textile and clothing suppliers from Mediterranean partner countries with the new EU chemicals legislation REACH and provide them with the information about the requirements and obligations they may have as exporters of textile and clothing articles into the EU. The event was dedicated to non-EU manufacturers and suppliers of textile and clothing products in the Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey). Majority of the participants represented the textile and clothing industry (industrial associations and enterprises) or technical textile and research centres. Some countries were also represented by a department of the national administration that deals with environmental issues. Total of 75 participants attended the event.