Is SVHC the same as REACH?

Is SVHC the same as REACH?

Substances fulfilling one or more of the criteria defined in Article 57 of the EU REACH Regulation can be identified as “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) and put on the “candidate List for authorization” which is also called “REACH SVHC list”.

How many times is the REACH SVHC candidate list updated in a year?

Here are the top five questions our Regulatory team has responded to over the past month. Question: The European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) substance of very high concern (SVHC) list is updated twice a year.

How is REACH Svhc calculated?

Many complex objects include adhesives (such as glue or solder) used to join two or more individual articles. Because the adhesive itself is not an article, the concentration of a SVHC in the adhesive should be calculated by dividing the substance weight over the total weight of the complex object it belongs to.

What Svhc 209?

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 209 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Helsinki, 25 June 2020 – The endocrine-disrupting substance is used in consumer products, such as cosmetics.

What is Reach Annex XIV?

REACH Annex XIV Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation lists all the substances which uses are subject to an authorisation in the European Union, as well as their properties, their latest application dates and their sunset dates.


REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

What kind of substances are on the reach SVHC list?

Substances on REACH SVHC list are: substances meeting the criteria for classification as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) category 1 or 2; substances for which there is evidence for similar concern, such as endocrine disruptors. REACH SVHC list is not a static list and it is updated frequently.

Where can I find ANNEX XV of the SVHC?

The Annex XV reports can be found by selecting the “Details” button in the table listing the substances that are proposed. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The SVHC identification is based on the hazard properties of a substance.

How long does it take to identify a SVHC substance?

Substances on a case-by-case basis, that cause an equivalent level of concern as CMR or PBT/vPvB substances. The SVHC identification process includes a 45-day consultation. Once a substance is identified as an SVHC, it is included in the Candidate List.

Is there a threshold for notifying SVHCs in articles?

According the latest ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the 0.1% threshold for notifying SVHCs in articles applies to “ each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product ” rather than to the entire article. The obligation to notify substances in articles also applies to packaging materials.

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