First pilot project on authorisation finds only three cases of non-compliance. The aim of the project was to check compliance with the REACH Regulation on the marketing and use of MDA and Musk xylene. Out of 421 inspections, only three non-compliances were found.

The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement conducted the pilot project, that was limited to a compliance check of two substances: Musk xylene and 4,4'-Diamoniodiphenylmethane (MDA). The substances have the earliest sunset date (21 August 2014) in Annex XIV under REACH.
18 Member States participated in the pilot project and a total of 421 inspections were carried out. In total, three non-compliances in reference to Article 56 of REACH were found and adequate measures, such as written advice, an administrative order and a fine, were taken.
The project has been a successful first step towards the enforcement of authorisation under REACH.