The European Commission has opened a call for evidence to gather initial input in view of an update of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) governance and way of working. Although ECHA is still using rules adopted in 2006, since 2008 its remit has been progressively extended with new tasks covered by legislation as well as ad hoc agreements.

The Commission now intends to update the current rules in order to streamline the activities of the various ECHA bodies, make their financing more sustainable, and strengthen the overall Agency's governance. The call for evidence will remain open until 10 October 2022, with the draft Regulation laying out the updated rules indicatively expected for Q2 2023.