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ECHA Consults on Adding Two Substances into the SVHC List

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On March 1, 2024, ECHA released two substances proposed to be added into the SVHC Candidate List for public consultations. Comments are welcomed before April 15, 2024.


Detailed information on the 2 substances:

NameEC numberCAS numberProposing authorityReason for proposingUses
Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide201-279-380-43-3NorwayToxic for reproduction (Article 57c)Used in the manufacture of plastic products, chemicals and rubber products
Triphenyl phosphate204-112-2115-86-6FranceEndocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)Used as a flame retardant and plasticizer in polymers, as well as in adhesives and sealants, cosmetics and personal care products.

Warm Reminder

ECHA regularly updates the SVHC Candidate list twice a year. So far, the total number of substances on the SVHC list (also known as the Candidate List) has reached 240. For products exported to the European Union that contain SVHC substances exceeding 0.1%, companies are obligated to fulfill information transmission and SCIP reporting requirements. If the export volume of SVHC substances exceeding 0.1% exceeds 1 ton per year, SVHC notification must also be conducted.

Corporate Responsibilities and Obligations

Companies need to be aware of their responsibilities and obligations regarding SVHC substances in their products:

  • When the SVHC content in an article exceeds 0.1%, its suppliers must provide the recipient of the article with information on its safe use;
  • Upon consumer request, sufficient information, including substance names and their concentrations, must be provided free of charge within 45 days;
  • If the export volume exceeds 1 ton per year, importers and manufacturers of the article need to complete the notification to ECHA within 6 months from the date of exceeding the threshold;
  • Starting from 5 January 2021, substances from the SVHC list present in articles at concentrations above 0.1% need to be submitted to ECHA's SCIP database; and
  • Substances listed in the SVHC list may be included in the Authorization List in the future, requiring companies to apply for authorization to continue their use.

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Further Information

ECHA substances of very high concern identification


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