As a trend, we have always seen ECHA come up with the updated Candidate List in December, but this year the list is scheduled to be published in January, 2017. Before the list is formally published, ECHA confirmed on the 4 new SVHCs that will get included on the CL and the additional 2 SVHCs that will be put into consideration for evaluation. Here we bring to you the substances that have been unanimously agreed by ECHA’s Member State Committee, to be designated as SVHC.
With these 4 substances categorized as SVHCs the total number of substances on the list will be 173. The other two substances that are under consideration are:
Regulations put into place will have to be adhered by all the entities that trade with the EU, this implies that any company that produces or imports articles containing any of the 173 substances will be responsible for complying with all the necessary rules established by the REACH mandate.