Art 126 of REACHi requires Member States to notify the European Commission by 1 December 2008 of the provisions for the penalties applicable for REACH infringements. Only the following 14 MS complied with this obligation by the deadline: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia and the UK. Italy notified a preliminary resolution, Cyprus entered a progress report (legislation to be adopted by end of 2008) and Belgium also reported on its progress.
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