On December 15, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added eight chemical substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for Authorization. Companies are advised to check the potential obligations that result from this listing.
Following the unanimous agreement of the Member State Committee, ECHA is adding eight substances to the Candidate List, which now contains 46 substances in total. These eight substances, which are carcinogenic, mutagenic and/or reprotoxic (CMR) substances, are listed below. As foreseen by REACH, a specific procedure will be followed to decide whether the substances should also be included in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation, which constitutes the list of substances subject to Authorization.
Companies manufacturing, importing or using these substances may have legal obligations resulting from their inclusion in the List. These obligations can apply to the listed substances on their own as well as in mixtures and in articles. A short summary of the obligations is available on ECHA’s website.