List of frequently used Acronyms

 AC  Article Category
 C&L  Classification and Labelling
 CARACAL  Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP
 CHESAR  Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool
 CLP REG.  Classification, Labelling and Packaging REGULATION
 CMR  Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction
 COM  European Commission
 CSA  Chemical Safety Assessment
 CSR  Chemical Safety Report
 DU  Downstream User
 EC  European Community
 ECETOC  European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
 ECHA  European Chemicals Agency
 EEA/EFTA  European Economic Area/ European Free Trade Agreement
 EP  European Parliament
 ERC  Environmental Release Category
 ES  Exposure Scenario
 eSDS  extended Safety Data Sheet
 EU  European Union
 EU-OSHA  European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
 FAQ  Frequently Asked Questions
 GHS  Global Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals
 IUCLID  International Uniform Chemical Information Database
 LoA  Letter of Access
 MSC  Member State Committee
 MSCA  Member State Competent Authority
 OECD  Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
 PBT  Persistent and Bioaccumulative and Toxic
 PC  Product Category
 PPORD  Product and Process Oriented Research and Development
 PROC  Process Category
 (Q)SAR  (Quantitative) Structure-Activity Relationship
 REACH REG.  Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals  Regulation
 REACH-IT  REACH-IT is the central IT system providing support for REACH
 RIPE  REACH Information Portal for Enforcement
 SME  Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
 SIEF  Data Sharing & Substance Information Exchange Forum
 SU  Sector of Use
 SVHC  Substance of Very High Concern
 UD  Use Descriptor (e.g. SU, PROC, PC, AC, ERC)
 vPvB  very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative