The European Commission has published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/895 of 22 June 2018 amending Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency.
The amount of fees and charges that are payable to the European Chemicals Agency (ECA) is dependent on a number of different factors, including the amount of work that is necessary by the ECA and the national competent authority. Fees are fixed and are used to ensure that revenue cover the cost of the service provided. The amount of work involved in an assessment is driven by the number of uses applied for in one application and as such the fee applicable to a given application should be the same. The amending regulation impacts these charges, including ‘base charge for submission of any review report’ and ‘base fee for any application for an authorisation of a substance’. The Annex of the regulation also includes a number of tables for which the fees impact different sized organisations. The amending regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, dated 25th June 2018.