What is DUCC?
The Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group (DUCC) is a platform of 11 European associations which represent “downstream” industries ranging from cosmetics and detergents to aerosols, paints, inks, toners, pressroom chemicals, adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, fragrances, disinfectants, lubricants and chemical distributors industries.
The group's main objective is to contribute, with a common voice, to the successful implementation of the requirements of the REACH and CLP Regulations.
Since its creation in 2001, DUCC has been recognised by the EU authorities and other stakeholders as the common voice for many users of chemicals. DUCC has been and will continue to be actively involved in the legislative process, contributing constructively to the implementation of both the REACH Regulation, (EC) No 1907/2006, and the CLP Regulation, (EC) No 1272/2008, and ensuring that downstream users’ needs, rights, duties and specificities are taken into account.
This website contains information on DUCC – its objectives, functioning and membership – and its activities, as well as some useful links and contact information.
Note: DUCC develops guidance and tools to help its members and industry in general, but each company remains individually responsible for compliance with chemicals legislation.