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Cefic joins forces with EU industry for strong conclusion on CETA trade deal

Brussels, 13 January 2017 – In a letter to the European Parliament , Cefic joins leading industry associations through the Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI) to underline the importance of the CETA trade deal for the future of an economically strong Europe.

Ten years on, REACH is delivering

Brussels, 19 December 2016 – Yesterday, December 18th, marked the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation. With the REACH review exercise about to start, it is worth taking stock of this cornerstone piece of legislation. 

ETS vote signals step in the right direction for EU chemical industry

B russels, 15 December 2016 – An EU Parliament committee vote on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) has been welcomed by Cefic after policymakers endorsed reasonable levels of free allocation for industry and importantly – excluded a proposed complex and unnecessary tiering system. A question mark remains over the impact on long term carbon pricing.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

New Market Design

An energy market for the future.   A well-functioning, consumer-oriented market can deliver stable, secure supplies of competitively priced energy to help the EU decarbonise sooner rather than later.

Emissions Trading Scheme |ETS|

A clean, competitive economy. The  EU chemical industry will be asking for a dynamic ETS that meets the EU’s emission targets and incentivises efficient, innovative manufacturing without extra carbon costs. 

Energy Efficiency Directive |EED| : Opening new markets

Enabling and rewarding energy efficiency will create new market opportunities and improve climate performance for our sector and the EU economy – a win-win. 

Endocrine Disruption

EU chemical, crop protection and plastics industries react to European Commission Proposal for Endocrine Disruptor Criteria.

Industry Support

Advice & guidance to companies


The Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for Energy Effficiency Excellence aims to boost energy efficiency across the European chemical industry, particularly in small- and medium-sized companies.


This service is the one-stop access to funding opportunities from European Commission funding programmes and select regional and national governments to develop sustainable innovative solutions for the chemical industry.

Responsible Care for SMEs

First time validated tools on chemicals management, energy efficiency, occupational health, process safety, transport safety, and other areas, making them freely available for everyone.

Implementing REACH

Cefic has developed a number of guidance documents and tools to support companies in the implementation of REACH as well as to enhance harmonisation of procedure. 

>> ESCom Package Version 2.3 available for download

Transport & Logistics

Ensuring safe transport and handling of its products, with care for the environment and in full accordance with regulations, is of key importance for the image and reputation of the chemical industry.

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”

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Facts and Figures

The 2016 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.

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Responsible Care

The Responsible Care ethic helps chemical companies to operate safely, profitably and with due care.

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