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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 from competent authorities of EEA-EFTA countries as well as a number of observers from non-EU countries, international organisations and stakeholders. More information about its composition can be found here.

At the meeting of March 2009, it was decided to make the meeting minutes available on the Commission's website, starting with the minutes of the REACH CA meeting in December 2008. Please note, however, that the minutes will only be made available once they have been adopted by the group (normally at the following meeting).

CARACAL minutes until March 2016 can be seen on the Circabc interest group CARACAL documents (no log-in and password required).

CARACAL minutes from June 2016 can be seen on the Circabc interest group REACH and CLP Competent Authorities (access is provided upon request to ENV-CARACAL and GROW-CARACAL).