New report about the impacts to applicants when applying for authorisation

14 Finnish companies and a national competent authority were interviewed by Aalto University students to find out how applying for authorisation affected them. The study, commissioned by ECHA, identified improved networking of companies in consortiums, improved worker protection, accelerated substitution and increased awareness of the safety aspects of alternatives in some of the companies. It also indicates that companies have not passed the cost of applying to their customers.