Record of telephone conversation with Mr.
had requested a phone conversation on the preparation of the CARACAL meeting on
16/11/2017, on the subject of titanium dioxide.
thanked for the COM document for CARACAL and the possibility to upload VCI´s
presentation on the subject on Circa. He asked for an opinion on the current state of affairs, the
discussion at CARACAL and the next steps. He also raised the question whether the issue of titanium
dioxide particles should not rather be seen as a workplace issue. Mr.
Commission´s role is focused on the evaluating the correctness of RAC opinions, and that as such it is
not its role to propose alternative ways of addressing possible health concerns. However, the
Commission is open to hearing Member States and observers views on the particularities of this
proposed harmonised classification, before making a concrete proposal.
The next steps after CARACAL will be inter-service consultation and thereafter discussion of the
Commission proposal at the REACH Committee. Mr
also stated that he is open for arranging a
meeting with industry representatives following CARACAL but requested VCI to co-ordinate for one
bigger meeting with other concerned industries, both national and European, to avoid the need for a
multitude of meetings.