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 can trigger 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 clothing, flooring, furniture, jewellery, newspapers and plastic packaging.

Producers and importers of articles can get information on the substances present in their articles and their concentration from actors up in their supply chain, such as article suppliers outside EU and suppliers of substances and mixtures.

Obligations for articles containing Candidate List substances

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Notification of substances in articles

Producers and importers of an article must, under certain conditions, submit a notification to ECHA. 

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Communication in the supply chain

Suppliers of an article must, under certain conditions, communicate information down the supply chain.

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