EU has Amended the Annex XIV Entries to REACH of DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP
8 December 2021 EU,REACH,DEHP,BBP,DBP,DIBP
On 23 December 2021, the European Union has released the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/2045 to amend the Entry 4-7 (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) to REACH Annex XIV. The amendments are as follows: Entry Nr Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Transitional arrangements Exempted (categories of) uses Review periods Latest application date Sunset date 4 Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) EC No: 204-211-0 CAS No: 117-81-7 Toxic for reproduction (category 1B) E...
The SCIP Database has Officially been Published
16 September 2021 REACH,SCIP,SVHC,Chemical,Substance,Safety
ECHA has published the SCIP Database. It is EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products. It aims to allow consumers to make more informed purchasing choices and help waste operators to further develop the re-use of articles and the recycling of materials. Around 6 000 companies across the European Union have successfully complied with their new duty to notify ECHA about products containing substances of very high concern, SVHCs. The SCIP datab...
ECHA Consulted on Proposals to Identifying 4 Substances as SVHC
16 September 2021 SVHC,REACH,EU,Authorisation,ECHA,Chemical,Substance
3 Sep. 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation and...
The Use C9-C14 PFCAs, their Salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related Substances will be Restricted under REACH
18 August 2021 REACH,Restriction,OFCA,Substance,
6 Aug. 2021, EU Commission has released the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1297 of 4 August 2021 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances. The regulation will take effect the 20th day after its release. In Annex XVII, entry 68 is replaced by the following: 68. Linear and bran...
CIRS Announces the Launch of Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database (China CosIng)
10 August 2021 China,CosIng,Ingredient,Regulatory,Database,IECIC,Launch
CIRS group is pleased to announce the launch of China CosIng, a Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database that allows domestic and overseas cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers to quickly search whether a cosmetic ingredient or substance is listed in the latest version of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2021 edition) and whether it is restricted or prohibited in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market. The following regulatory l...
Amazon to Strictly Inspect Declaration of REACH Conformity or Heavy Metal Testing Reports
10 August 2021 REACH,Amazon,Declaration,Testing,Reports,Inspection,Conformity
Recently, Amazon has strictly inspected declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports of Amazon Europe products. Products that have not submitted relevant documents within the specified time will face the risk of being suppressed. Earlier, Amazon issued an important notice requiring sellers to provide declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports. The notice states that if you sell products on Amazon Europe, you must comply with all applicab...
The Candidate List of SVHCs Adds 8 New Substances, Updated to 219
9 July 2021 SVHC,ECHA,Authorisation,REACH,Substance,Candidate,Chemical
8 Jul. 2021, ECHA has added 8 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 219 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Eight substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers - - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) Cleaning...
EU Notifying WTO of Including 5 Additional Substances into REACH Authorization List
28 June 2021 REACH,Authorisation,
18 June 2021, the European Commission has submitted a notification on amending Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation and proposed to include 5 additional substances into the REACH Authorization List. These five substances are: Entry No. Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Lastest Application Date Sunset Date Exempted Uses 55 Tetraethyllead EC No.: 201-075-4 CAS No.: 78-00-2 Toxic to Reproduction (Category 1A) 18 months after entry into force of this amend...
European Union Proposed to Identify Resorcinol as SVHC
15 June 2021 SVHC,Resorcinol,EU,Identification,Endocrine,Disrupting
1 Jun. 2021, European Union has proposed to identify resorcinol (CAS No.: 108-46-3, EC No.: 203-585-2) and submitted G/TBT/N/EU/803 notification to WTO. France submitted to the European Chemicals Agency on 25 Feb. 2020, a dossier for the identification of resorcinol as a substance of very high concern due to its endocrine disrupting properties. However, as the Member State Committee did not reach unanimous agreement on the endocrine disrupting properties of resorcinol, this...
Consumer Products will be Inspected under REACH and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulatory Compliance
30 April 2021 REACH,POP,Persistent,Organic,Pollutants,Consumer,Chemical
Recently, ECHA Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) 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 textiles, are subject to the duties under REACH and POPs. In this way each product can be controlled by sever...
ECHA Proposes to Add Seven Substances to the Authorisation List
15 April 2021 REACH,Authorisation,SVHC,EACH,Exemption,List
ECHA recommends for the European Commission to add seven substances, including the cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6, to the Authorisation List. Once on the list, companies will need to apply for authorisation to continue using them. These substances have been added into the SVHC Candidate List on 27 Jun. 2018 as the 19th batch. List of the seven substances are as follows: # Substance Name EC No. CAS No. SVHC-relevant intrinsic property Examples of uses in the scope of authorisat...
ECHA Consulted on Proposals for Identifying Eight Substances as SVHC
15 March 2021 REACH,SVHC,Authorisation,Candidate,List,Consultaiton
9 March 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation an...
The Candidate List of SVHCs adds 2 New Substances, Updated to 211
20 January 2021 SVHC,REACH,Candidate,Evaluation,EU,Chemical,Substance
19 Jan. 2021, ECHA has added 2 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include two substances that are toxic to reproduction. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 211 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 19 Jan 2021: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether 205-594-...
Free Webinar: Introduction of New China VOCs National Standards
29 December 2020 China,VOC,National,Standards,Free,Webinar
Introduction In 2020 many China national standards of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) have been released by China authorities. Relative testing methods and limit values of VOCs in different industries including Coating, Adhesive, Ink, Cleaning agents, etc. are specified. Most VOC national standards have been implemented since Dec 1st 2020. The expert from CIRS would like to use this webinar to help industries understand and comply with the standards, Time Language Date Tim...
Chinese Version of REACH Restricted Substances officially Released
23 December 2020 China,Restricted,Substance,REACH,Chemical,Standard
On November 19th, 2020, the National Standardization Administration issued Announcement No. 26 of 2020, in which the "Chinese version of REACH restricted substances"-GB/T 39498-2020 "Guidelines for the Control of the Use of Key Chemical Substances in Consumer Products" is officially released. The standard will be implemented on June 1st, 2021. Application Scope This standard applies to consumer products, including product components, parts, accessories, packaging and instruc...
Tracking Chemicals of Concern in Products – SCIP Database Ready for Use
13 November 2020 SCIP,Notification,Database,Chemical,REACH,SVHC,
Helsinki, 28 October 2020, ECHA has launched the SCIP database and companies can submit data on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in their articles. In accordance with the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive, companies can submit their data as of 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards. Major Updates to SCIP Database In February 2020, ECHA has launched the prototype, which allows companies to get fa...
1 in 4 Imported Products Found to be Non-compliant with REACH and CLP
13 November 2020 REACH,Restricted,Substance,Chemical,Testing,CLP,Import
National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 Member States checked almost 1 400 products and more than 300 (23 %) found to be non-compliant with certain obligations under REACH and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations. The majority of checks addressed compliance with REACH restriction obligations, focusing on the presence of the restricted substances cadmium, lead and nickel in articles. Of the 1225 checks for restricted substances,...
Sellers on Amazon may Need to Provide the Declaration of REACH Conformity or Testing Reports
3 July 2020 REACH,SVHC,Annex XVII,Amazon,Conformity
Important: If you sell products on Amazon, you must comply with all applicable EU and local laws and regulations, as well as Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings. To sell certain products on Amazon, you are required to provide the declaration of REACH conformity or testing reports. What is REACH and how does it apply to products? When selling products on Amazon, you need to ensure compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parli...
EU to Check Consumer Products for Hazardous Substances
3 July 2020 REACH,Consumer,Check,Goods,Hazardous,Substance,EU
The Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated checks of products that control several duties from different pieces of legislation – mostly related to articles, but also to mixtures. Most of the products are expected to be consumer products. Inspectors will check that the products comply with restrictions for selected hazardous substances under REACH. The controls will also check whether products comply wi...
9 Batches of Melamine Tableware were Found Unqualified
29 June 2020 China,FCM,Unqualified,Food,Products,Melamine,Tableware
Many parents may choose beautiful, light and unbreakable melamine tableware. However, is the melamine tableware on the market safe? Recently, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Supervision conducted a random inspection of the melamine tableware produced and sold in Shanghai. Among the 76 batches of products, 9 batches were unqualified, and the unqualified rate reached 11.8%. Among them, 5 batches of products were found unqualified for migration of melamine. Excessive amount of...