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Substance of Very High Concern(SVHC)

Substance of Very High Concern(SVHC)

Substances that are one of the following can be regarded as substances of very high concern (SVHC).

carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMRs);
persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBTs);
very persistent and bio-accumulative (vPvBs);
seriously and / or irreversibly damaging the environment or human health, as substances damaging the hormone system;

ECHA released the first candidate list of 15 SVHCs for authorization in Aug 2008, the second SVHC candidate list in Jan 2010 and the third list in June 2010. This SVHC candidate list (currently 38 substances) is expected to include more substances in the future as Member states suggest more substances for inclusion.

Click here to find out the official candidate list of SVHCs for authorisation published by ECHA (Updated on 30/03/2010).

How can I achive SVHC compliance in accordance with REACH regulation?

Firstly, you need to identify all possible substances of very high concern(SVHC) and restricted substances in your products. You may do so by carrying out SVHC testing by yourself or asking your suppliers to carry out testing in the same supply chain. After knowing the existence and concentration of SVHC in your product, you could adopt the following measures to achive REACH compliance:

•Notification: Submit notification to European Chemical Agency (ECHA) if any SVHC present in an article has a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) and the total amount of the SVHC exceeds 1 tonne per annum per producer or importer. The SVHC candidate list will be regularly updated from time to time.

•Communication Requirement: If a SVHC is present in your product with a concentration above 0.1% (w/w), you are obliged to inform the recipients of the article along the supply chain about the chemical name(s) and how the article can be safely used. REACH further requires this information be made available within 45 days upon consumer request.;

•Restriction and Authorization: Those listed SVHC in Annex XIV of REACH (restricted substances) will not be allowed to be used, placed on the market or imported into the EU after a date to be set unless the company is granted an authorization. You shall try to avoid using any SHVC in your products or import any products containing SVHC with a concentration above 0.1%(w/w).

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Our SVHC Compliance Solutions

•SVHC Testing and SVHC Assessment Report: Our certified lab provides SVHC testing services. We help you determine the presense and concentration of SVHC and any restricted substances in your products and issue svhc assessment report to prove that your products are compliant with REACH.

•Drafting Guidance on Safe Uses or SDS: We draft guidance document on the safe uses or provide SDS for articles containing a SVHC with a concentration above 0.1% (w/w). You can present this document to your consumers if they request this document.

•Application of Authorization: We help you apply for authorization from ECHA if it is necessary to use those listed SVHCs in Annex XIV of REACH (restricted substances) in your product.

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