Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching pieces of environmental legislation to come out of the European Union.
Third-party laboratory Testing allows you to verify compliance with the following requirements of REACH:
Annex XVII Restricted Substances
Candidate list of SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern)
There is a general 0.1% w/w (0.1% of total product weight) limit for each of the SVHCs that applies to all product types. Substances of Very High Concern include
Candidate List Extension
In July of 2021, eight new substances* of very high concern (SVHCs) were added to the Candidate List which now contains 219 substances.
QIMA recommends all importers serving the EU test their products for SVHCs in order to show due diligence in complying with REACH regulations. QIMA Laboratory Testing can help you prepare, implement and comply with REACH regulations. Our testing services allow you to place your products with confidence on the targeted markets. To learn more about our testing services for a wide range of products, please complete the Need More Information form on the right.
ECHA candidate list of SVHC
Authorisation List Extension
In February 2020, the official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published the 6th update of REACH Annex XIV (authorization list) under (EU) No 2020/171. An addition of 11 substances have been newly included in the authorization list and the total no. of substances under the list have been updated from 43-54.
In March 2020, the draft 10th recommendation of the list of substances subject to authorization have been released with comment period closed in June 2020. ECHA will provide its final recommendation to the European Commission in Spring 2021. The Commission will decide which substances to include in the Authorization List and on the respective conditions applicable for each substance.
According to a news release from ECHA on 10 December 2020, “a valid registration was completely missing for 77 out of 1 193 (6.5 %) inspected substances needing a registration. 180 (15 %) of the substances were non-compliant with at least one of the registration-related obligations checked in the scope of the project. This includes the duty to register but also, for example, the duty to update the dossier, use intermediates under strictly controlled conditions, submit correct tonnage information or comply with requirements for only representatives.”
Don’t miss your registration duties. Hiring an experienced third party inspection company is the best way to ensure you are REACH compliant.
Testing with QIMA allows you to integrate your REACH testing during your product Inspection. Guarantee the sample is from your production, not a sample the factory wants you to test.
You will receive a detailed report informing you if your product passed or failed the REACH compliance test.
Guide to REACH:
Common REACH Concerns: