EU Chemicals Agency Explains Reporting Requirements for Articles

On November 2, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) hosted a webinar explaining the communication and notification obligations that EU importers, producers and suppliers of products may have when their articles contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). The webinar which included a discussion of communication and notification duties for complex objects and the pilot enforcement project, can be viewed here.

On June 28, 2017, ECHA published a comprehensive update to its guidance on requirements for substances in articles. The updated guidance includes new examples in line with the judgement of the Court of Justice on September 10, 2015, which further clarified the scope of the obligations. According to the ruling, the legal obligations also apply to articles that are present in complex products – for example, a component of a car or a washing machine.

One Comment

  1. Posted November 7, 2017 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Handling the peculiar cases of REACH Article reporting and substance percent calculations needs to be supported more fully in the IPC-1752A material declaration standard. Homogenous Materials are well defined in Class D, not so for Articles.

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