Candidate List substances in articles
The identification of a substance as a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) and its inclusion in the Candidate List creates certain legal obligations for the importers, producers and suppliers of an article that contains such a substance.
REACH defines an article as an object which during production is given a special shape, surface or design that determines its function to a greater degree than its chemical composition. According to REACH, articles are for example; t-shirts, flooring and plastic packaging.
Producers and importers of articles can get information on the substances present in their articles and their concentration from actors in their supply chain, such as article suppliers outside EU and suppliers of substances and mixtures.