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With the confirmation of the first authorization list of Substances of Very High Concern or SVHCs (Annex XIV) and the repeal of 76/769/EEC by REACH on June 1, 2009, the impact of this comprehensive EU chemical regulation is beginning to affect different business sectors.
To prepare your business to cope with the forthcoming challenges of SVHCs and other restricted substances under REACH, SGS has developed different SVHC solutions to meet the market needs of manufacturers, brands and retailers.
Immediate solution:
Test for the 15 SVHCs on the Candidate List which is found in the ECHA website, for mandatory compliance with REACH Testing for near-future:
Test for an additional 14 chemicals which are intended to be placed on the Candidate List Short-term planning: Test for the 15 SVHCs on the Candidate List plus the current Registry of Intentions of ECHA Planning in advance: Implement the SVHC Preparatory List which combines the existing SVHC Candidate List, Registry of Intentions list, and prioritized substitution of substances suggested by European associations (SIN List 1.0, European Trade Union List) into one appropriate package. The list includes majority of hazardous chemicals classified in accordance with 67/548/EEC and restricted by 76/769/EEC, and commonly found in consumer products. Long-term sustainable plan:
Test for a comprehensive list of substances that meet the criteria that classify them as SVHCs according to Article 57 of REACH For more details, download the July 2009 edition of SCOOP on SVHC Preparatory (PDF 69 KB). For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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