DYES OPERATING COMMITTEE (formerly EUROPEAN OPERATING COMMITTEE)
The DOC addresses principally dye issues arising in regions not covered by the other regional operating committees (i.e. excluding Japan, USA and South America).
Even though the main focus is European issues (notably within the European Union), general issues with special impact on dyes are also under the responsibility of the DOC.
Key activity areas are:
- classification of hazardous dyes
- technical guidance documents for the risk assessment of dyes
- encouraging the proper enforcement of regulations
- increasing the awareness of the authorities to the special characteristics of the dyes business (multiproduct, small volume, innovative). The sector is disproportionately affected by certain regulatory measures.
The Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) reports to the DOC. The RAC monitors regulatory developments worldwide,discusses the potential impact on ETAD members, and initiates appropriate responses.