Online sales: an EU-wide enforcement project in 2024-2025
As part of the harmonised enforcement project, the inspectors in all EU members states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will check that products sold online comply with EU REACH restrictions and the requirements of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. Preparations will commence in 2024 and the inspections will take place throughout 2025.
During this project, authorities aim to ensure that various products (toys, common household goods or chemicals) sold online comply with REACH restrictions, and that mixtures are classified, labelled and packaged according to CLP, with appropriate information being presented to consumers in the online offers.
Of particular relevance to Landbell Group’s clients who sell electrical and electronic equipment online, inspectors may also check compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.
The European Chemicals Agency’s Enforcement Forum has previously found high rates of non-compliance in the online sale of chemicals, particularly mixtures and articles containing restricted hazardous substances or lacking appropriate hazard information. With growing online sales and products often being shipped directly from outside the EU, this is seen as a priority area for enforcement.