REACH has been developed in a climate of transparency and consultation. The Commission has held extensive dialogue with stakeholders before and after the proposal was presented.
An Internet Consultation on workability aspects of a draft proposal took place between May - July 2003.
A Stakeholder Conference on the Business Impact of the New Chemicals Policy, opened by Commissioners Liikanen (Speech) and Wallström (Speech), was held in Brussels on 21 May 2002.
To assist the Commission in its development of legislation to implement the White Paper proposals, a number of technical expert working groups were convened from October 2001 to February 2002.
A Stakeholders' Conference on the Commission’s White Paper on the Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy was held in Brussels on 2 April 2001.