AGEC Law - Mandatory Reporting of Endocrine Disruptors

Published 
January 18, 2024

Key Provisions

Producers, importers and any other marketers selling products with substances identified as endocrine disruptors by the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Safety (ANSES) must share electronic information with the public. It will be effective from April 13, 2024 to products containing endocrine disruptors exceeding 0.1% in the product mixture or its container(s)). 

This information, easily accessible and in a format suitable for automated processing, should help identify the presence of these substances in the products.

List of ED Substances

The decrees establish a comprehensive list of substances possessing endocrine-disrupting properties. 

Over 128 substances are listed, divided between known, suspected, or alleged endocrine disruptors (EDs) based on article L. 5232-5 of the French Public Health Code. 13 of them are already listed in Annex II (Prohibited Substances) of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 and another 3 have an INCI name on CosIng.

For more information and the full list of EDs, you can refer to the following link of the Official Journal of the French republic n°0237 (FR) or contact our experts.

Application Procedures

Clear guidelines are outlined for practical application procedures, ensuring the availability of information on EDs in a product to the consumers. 

It was considered that the information could be accessible through various applications, as long as they are in French and allow clear identification of the products.

Compliance Requirements

Producers, importers, and marketers must adhere to the following compliance measures:

Dematerialized Information Display

Information on EDs exceeding 0.1% must be presented in a dematerialized format.

Options include displaying information on the product sheet available on the company's website or web page or the use of the Scan4Chem app (only for packaging in case of cosmetics).

Dedicated Web Page

If you opt for a dedicated web page, it should feature a data sheet titled "Product sheet on environmental qualities and characteristics."

This facilitates direct Internet searches, queries, and enables data extraction for potential automated processing.

Scan4Chem App Disclosure

If you plan on using the Scan4Chem app for packaging of cosmetic products, you must explicitly state that information on hazardous substances are accessible through the application.

Integration with the Ask REACH database connected to Scan4Chem is recommended for streamlined data input.

Deadline for Compliance

The deadline for compliance with these regulations is set at 6 months after the publication of the lists, requiring adherence by April 13th, 2024

Marketers are urged to promptly align their practices with the updated AGEC law to ensure seamless compliance with the stipulated requirements. 

Failure to comply may result in legal consequences and potential reputational risks.

For related AGEC Law contents, you can consult our blog articles on:

Deadline approaching! Ecomundo can guide you and ensure your compliance. Contact us now for personalized assistance.

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