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13 Feb 2016

European e-Commerce Enforcement Project

Final Report: CLEEN "e-commerce II"

Chemical Legislation European Enforcement Network (CLEEN) published this month the results of its enforcement project focused on checking the compliance of chemical products sold via the Internet.

Inspectors within six EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland coordinated their actions by sharing knowledge, procedures and methods. A limited, but important range of hazardous chemical products were checked: substances and mixtures classified as very toxic or toxic, ozone depleting substances, biocides, restricted substances and chemicals that can be used to fabricate explosives. Internet auction sites (e.g. eBay) and Internet shops were inspected. The authorities established useful cooperation with eBay, the predominant auction platform in most participating countries.

Further European coordinated enforcement projects focused on e-commerce are under preparation both by CLEEN and the ECHA Forum.

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