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What is Article 33 of the REACH Regulation?

Article 33 of the REACH Regulation requires companies who supply products which include any article which contains more than 0.1% by weight of any REACH Candidate List Substance to provide their customers with “sufficient information, available to the supplier, to allow safe use of the article including, as a minimum.

What is EU REACH Regulation EC No 1907 2006?

REACH regulation applies to all chemical substances on their own or in preparations as well as in articles(see below definition). It almost impacts every company doing business in or exporting to Europe.

What is the current REACH Regulation?

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 is an article under REACH?

An article under REACH is defined as ‘…an object which during production is given a special shape, surface or design which determines its function to a greater degree than does its chemical composition’ (Article 3(3)).

Is REACH and RoHS the same?

REACH is a horizontal legislation controlling the risks associated with chemical substances throughout their whole life cycle, while RoHS is a product-specific vertical legislation focuses on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

Is REACH mandatory?

You must comply with REACH if you manufacture or supply articles within the EU, or are importing articles from outside the EU. REACH may also apply to a chemical substance you recover from waste in quantities of one tonne or more per calendar year. Some chemical substances are partially or completely exempt from REACH.

What is the candidate list REACH?

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published the SVHC Candidate List. Once a substance is added to the Candidate List, REACH imposes immediate obligations on manufacturers and importers to declare the substances if present.