1 in 4 imported products found to be non-compliant with REACH and CLP
A pilot project by ECHA’s Enforcement Forum examining imports of products into the EU has found that 23 % of inspected products were non-compliant with REACH and CLP. Some imports contained illegal amounts of hazardous substances that are restricted in the EU, while others had incorrect hazard labelling – which could compromise their safe use and put citizens’ health at risk if they enter the market.
Checks of chemical safety reports to start in November
The extension of the manual completeness checks to include chemical safety reports will start on 2 November 2020. So far, the content of the chemical safety report has remained outside the scope of the completeness check, which has focused on other elements of the registration dossier.
With this improvement, ECHA can better fulfil its obligation to ensure that all elements required under REACH are included in the registration.
During the last week of October, the SCIP database will formally open for submitting notifications to comply with the legal obligation – months in advance of the entry into application date. The obligation to submit data to SCIP starts to apply from 5 January 2021, as outlined in the Waste Framework Directive.
New to SCIP? Take a look at the infographic which explains the main duties and definitions related to the SCIP database and substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles. The infographic is available in 23 languages.
Webinar: Get ready to submit your SCIP notification
19 November, 11:00-15:00 Helsinki time
Watch our webinar and get ready to submit your SCIP notification.
You will get a demo of how to create and submit a notification and learn the tools that can be used to refer to information already successfully submitted to the SCIP database.
The webinar will be published on our home page on 19 November 2020 at 11:00 Helsinki time, together with instructions for joining a live Q&A session where we will be answering your questions until 15:00.
Mandatory naming of nanoforms for REACH registration in November
Companies must provide a name for the nanoforms or sets of nanoforms of their substance when registering nanomaterials under the REACH Regulation. This will enable registrants and authorities to unambiguously refer to registered nanoforms in regulatory documents, such as decisions and safety data sheets.
The change will take effect on 2 November 2020 following the next release of IUCLID. Companies that have already registered their nanoforms do not need to take any immediate action, but will be required to provide a name in the next update of their registration dossier.
A new registration manual will be available in October with advice on preparing registration dossiers that cover nanoforms.
You can read, for example, an interview with Kestutis Sadauskas about the EU’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, learn about the ‘public health danger’ provision of the BPR that was used to speed up the supply of disinfectants earlier this year, and find out how REACH restriction how REACH restriction can supplement authorisation by also covering imported articles.
With this September issue, we say goodbye to the Newsletter. We have started to prepare for a new way of producing articles to make sure that you will get more background and more in-depth information as soon as the news is out there. We expect to publish the first of our new articles in early 2021. You will find them as part of our news packages, linked to ECHA Weekly and shared through our social media channels.
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