Support to the evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on Detergents

Support to the evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on Detergents

The Detergents Regulation has not undergone a full evaluation since its entry into force in October 2005.  An ex-post evaluation of the Regulation is therefore considered essential in the context of the Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) programme, in particular the Fitness Check on Chemicals Legislation (other than REACH) and Better Regulation Strategy.

The European Commission (DG GROW) has commissioned RPA (with support from Mayer Brown LLP) to conduct a study to support the Commission’s ex-post evaluation of the Detergents Regulation.  The purpose of this study will be to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and EU added-value of the Detergents Regulation. 

For more details on this evaluation, please see the following resources:

To support our work, we have launched an online open public consultation comprising two separate questionnaires:

  1. Questions for EU citizens:  This questionnaire is designed for EU citizens and consumers of detergent products
  2. Questions for organisations:  This questionnaire is designed for all other stakeholder groups, including companies, industry associations and sector groups, environmental and consumer NGOs, public authorities and bodies responsible for implementing and/or enforcing the Detergents Regulation

The consultation will last for 12 weeks.  Responses must be submitted by Wednesday 12th July 2017. 

If you wish to participate in the survey, please click on the links provided below. 

Both questionnaires are available in English, German and French.

To facilitate the preparation of your contribution, pdf versions of the questionnaire are also available under ‘Supporting Documentation’.

The results of this consultation will be analysed by the study team, and will be handled in the strictest confidence and only used for the purposes of this study.  In preparing our reports for the Commission (which, subsequently, may be published), care will be taken to ensure that specific responses cannot be linked to individual citizens/organisations.  If you have specific concerns about how your views will be treated, you can contact us and we will be happy to discuss your concerns:

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