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Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL)

CARACAL is an expert group which advises the European Commission and ECHA on questions related to REACH and CLP. It was founded as "European Commission Working Group on the Practical Preparations for REACH" in May 2004. As of September 2007, it was re-named into "REACH Competent Authorities (REACH CA)" and, as of March 2009, into "Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL)".

CARACAL is composed of representatives of Member States competent authorities for REACH and CLP, representatives of competent authorities of EEA-EFTA countries as well as a number of observers from non-EU countries, stakeholders such as industry and trade associations, NGOs, trade unions, and international organisations.

More information about its composition

Publicly available documents from the CARACAL meetings (from 2013 onwards) can be found on CircaBC platform (no registration or login required) under the group called "CARACAL documents" in the folder "01 – CARACAL".    

Instructions to access the CircaBC folder

Adopted minutes of the first 11 meetings of REACH CA/CARACAL:


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