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EU SVHC Notification

SVHC and Notification of SVHC

SVHC is short for “Substance of Very High Concern”, refers to any substances that has adverse effects on human health and the environment, such as CMR substances, vPvB substances, PBT substances or substances deemed as endocrine disruptors. 

Currently, the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) contains 223 substances.

According to REACH Regulation, producers and importers have to notify ECHA of the substances listed on the Candidate List which are present in their articles, if both the following conditions are met:

(1) The substance is present in their relevant articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

(2) The substance is present in these relevant articles in quantities totally over 1 ton per year. Companies have to notify the inclusion of the substance in the Candidate List no later than six months.

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Who Need to Submit Notification

  • EU producers
  • EU Importers
  • Non-EU producers (non-EU-manufacturers may submit notification by appointing an EU-based Only Representative to notify on their behalf). 

When to Submit Notification

  • The substances being added in the Updated Candidate List before 1 December 2010 shall be notified before 1 June 2011;
  • The substances being added in the Updated Candidate List after 1 December 2010 shall be notified within a 6-month period.

Why Should Submit Notification

Products can only be produced or imported in EU if they conform to REACH Regulation. The EU state members have passed strict measures of supervision and punishment under REACH Regulation. EU customers are entitled to carry out the inspection of REACH compliance. Importers or producers will be punished by recall, penalty, even the imprisonment for some REACH violations.

Our Services:

  • Identify obligations for SVHC notification and trainings;
  • Testing on articles for SVHC;
  • SVHC Notifications