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European Chemicals Agency

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; /ˈɛkə/ EK) is an agency of the European Union which manages the technical and administrative aspects of the implementation of the European Union regulation called Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). ECHA is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's chemicals legislation. ECHA has to ascertain that companies comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern. It is located in Helsinki, Finland. ECHA is an independent and mature regulatory agency established by REACH. It is not a subsidiary entity of the European Commission.[1]

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Headquarters in Helsinki
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Formed1 June 2007 (2007-06-01)
TypeRegulatory Agency of the European Union
HeadquartersHelsinki, Finland
60.1581°N 24.9325°E / 60.1581; 24.9325
Agency executive
  • Shay O’Malley, Acting Executive Director
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European Chemicals Agency is located in European Union
European Chemicals Agency (European Union)

The agency, currently headed by Acting Executive Director Shay O’Malley,[2] started working on 1 June 2007.