REGULATORY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) is composed of experts who are responsible within their companies for aspects of world-wide regulatory compliance.
The role of the Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) continues to grow in importance and scope. The RAC’s key remits are:
- Monitoring world-wide developments of chemical control regulations.
- Ensuring awareness of new regulatory requirements among member companies.
- Providing advice on interpretation of the regulatory requirements.
- Assessing the potential impact on the colorants industry.
Individual RAC members are also allocated the responsibility to report on specific countries. This remains a valuable contribution to world-wide regulatory status. Furthermore, RAC has established a network of contacts in order to be able to be informed about emerging issues as soon as possible and, particularly as regards Asian countries, to receive translations of crucial information already at the initial stage of the development of new regulations.
Last but not least, the RAC is responsible for the constant updating of the ETAD Guidance Document to reflect any change in the existing legislation which affects the colorant industry. The introduction of REACH and GHS and the corresponding obligations for manufacturers have been already incorporated in the Guidance Document, and further revisions have been planned by RAC in order to mirror the gradual implementation of GHS and the fading out of the current labelling system.