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EU REACH: Candidate list contains 211 SVHCs now

July 20, 2021

As from 5 January 2021, Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern on the Candidate List, have to submit information on these articles to ECHA. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 211 chemicals that may harm people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List on 19 […]


ECHA Proposes to Add Seven Substances to the Authorisation List

June 24, 2021

ECHA recommends for the European Commission to add seven substances to the Authorisation List- D4, D5, D6, Terphenyl, DCHP, Disodium octaborate and Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2-anhydride. Once on the list, companies will need to apply for authorisation to continue using them. Under the REACH (SVHC) Regulation, once substances are listed in the Authorization List, applications for […]


Consumer Products will be tested under REACH and (POPs) Regulatory Compliance

May 26, 2021

Recently, ECHA Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 and will focus on integrated controls of consumer products. The Forum agreed that inspectors will be able to check whether products comply with many different restrictions for hazardous substances under REACH and POPs. Specific types of material such as rubber, plastic or […]


EU Commission Amends Annex II of REACH

September 30, 2020

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has implemented modified safety data sheet requirements under its regulation addressing the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals, or REACH Regulation (EC) N 1907/2006. 2020/878 replaces the text of Annex II of the REACH regulation, “Requirements for the compilation of safety data sheets.”The changes bring the regulation’s […]


Withdrawal of the UK and EU rulead in the field of chemicals regulation under Reach

May 21, 2020

Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a ‘third country’ following Brexit. The Withdrawal Agreement2 provides for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020.3 Until that date, EU law in its entirety applies to and in the United Kingdom. During the transition period of Brexit, […]


EU REACH expands Candidate list to 201 SVHCS

November 06, 2019

On 16 July 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 21th update of the REACH Candidate List. Four new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added. Therefor, the total number of SVHCs on the Candidate List increases from 197 to 201. Besides the three substances which underwent public consultation during March and April, […]


Restrictions expansion under REACH in EU

August 07, 2019

The European Union (EU) has announced its plans to expand the scope of lead restrictions under the EU’s Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (also known and the REACH Regulation). What is REACH? REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can […]


Prepare for EU Exit : Post-Brexit REACH

April 04, 2019

Whereas EU-REACH will continue to be applicable in the remaining 27 EU member states, as well as in Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway, it will no longer be applicable in the UK after Brexit. Effective the day the UK leaves the EU, the UK competent authorities have communicated that they will require an equivalent level of […]


EU REACH: Candidate List Expands to 197 SVHCs

February 05, 2019

  On 15 January 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 20th update of the REACH Candidate List1. Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added. Hence, the total number of SVHCs on the Candidate List increases from 191 to 197. Among the six substances which underwent the public consultation during September and […]


REACH – 7 Substances Added the EU REACH Candidate List of SVHCs

July 04, 2018

RECHA (European Chemicals & health Agency) has added seven substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH candidate list, which now contains 181 substances. Following are the new SVHC substance and updated entries: • 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bis-phenol A; BPA) , EC-number 201-245-8 • Chrysene, EC-number 205-923-4 • Benz[a]anthracene, EC-number 200-280-6 • Cadmium nitrate, EC-number 233-710-6 […]