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Seven new substances added to the Candidate List, entry for bisphenol-A updated

Latest REACH Regulation Updates – TPP

As the New Year unfolds, a lot of changes are being anticipated by the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. Member State Committee of ECHA has come to an agreement to include seven new substances to the already existing Candidate List of the substances of very high concern (SVHC). In addition to that, the entry for Bisphenol A. will also be updated.

However, as a result of the legal obligations related to this recent development, companies inside the scope of the regulation will be required to take immediate action.


Seven New SVHCs

The recent development and announcement show the unending commitment of ECHA to ensure that the various requirements of REACH are regularly updated using the understanding of the dangerous effects of the chemicals used in manufacturing consumable products to both our health and the environmental. The following are the seven substances which have been recognized to be included on the Candidate List of SVHCs:

  • Chrysene
  • Dechlorane plus™
  • Cadmium nitrate
  • Benz[a]anthracene
  • Cadmium carbonate
  • Cadmium hydroxide
  • Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde, and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear]


Updates to Bisphenol A

The ECHA has also decided to agree with the proposal made by Germany for Bisphenol A (BPA) to be identified as an SVHC. However, the intrinsic properties of BPA are already recognized as “toxic for reproduction.” With “endocrine disrupting properties for human health”, the revision includes its potential for “endocrine disrupting properties in the environment.”

Several companies will be affected by this latest update. Plans are in place for the legal obligations to start once the Candidate List has officially been updated this January.




Get Ready to Respond

Furthermore, it is important for you to stay up-to-date and remain aware of any latest development. It is important that you maintain a healthy communication link between you and your suppliers. This will help determine whether any of the substances just regulated recently are contained in your products above the 0.1% article benchmark.

In the event that any product turns out to be non-compliant, it becomes an obligation for you to notify the ECHA if they are being imported into the EU by your company at a rate of above a ton per year.


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We have what it takes to assist you in responding to any product compliance requirement as fast as possible. Our regulatory team will make use of our up-to-date REACH Module to provide you with the opportunity of launching data collection campaigns as fast as possible. Thus, making it possible for you to check products for new, latest SVHCs.