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Apr 2011

Deadline for notification of substances in articles

On 19, Apr 2011 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

Beginning with 2011, companies have to notify substances manufactured in or imported into the EU, either as such or in a preparation, to the Classification & Labelling Inventory.

June 1, 2011, another notification obligation for manufacturers and importers of articles becomes effective. Producers and importers have to notify substances of very high concern (SVHC) in articles.

Who has to notify and what is the information to be submitted?

The criteria for the notification are:

• the article contains a SVHC substance >0,1 % mass.
• the total tonnage per year and producer / importer
  of the svhc substance is > 1t
• the producer or importer cannot exclude exposure
  to humans or the environment during normal or reasonably
  foreseeable conditions of use (including disposal)
• the substance has not been registered for that use

Which information has to be submitted?

Besides the identity and contact details of the producer or importer, the registration number (if available) and various information about the substance identity and classification have to be provided. In addition, also information about uses and tonnage bands has to be submitted to the agency.

Producers and importers of articles, who do not deal with substances in their daily business, will discover difficulties by gathering and providing this specific information.

Find out if your article is affected and start gathering information in time. After the extension of the candidate list, companies will have a six months period for the notification of SVHCs in their articles.