On December 16, 2013, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has included seven new substances in the REACH candidate list which now contains 151 substances. For the seven new and the previously identified candidate substances, information requirements according to REACH article 7 and 33 are obligatory:
If a candidate substance is present in an article in a concentration above 0,1 mass percent, suppliers of this article – manufacturer, importer or distributor- have to inform their direct customers. In addition, manufacturers and importers of articles have to notify ECHA about the substance according to article 7, if
a candidate substance is present in the article above 0,1 mass percent, and
the total amount of this substance in the article totals more than 1 ton/year, and
the substance has not been registered at ECHA for that use.
If all three criteria are met, the manufacturer or importer has to submit a notification to ECHA within the following six months after the most recent update of the candidate list. For the above mentioned seven new candidate substances, the deadline is June 16, 2014.