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As a major focus of REACH regulation, the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) has undergone several updates since the entry into force of REACH regulation. On 13 Mar 2019, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new SVHC Consultation List (See Table 1) for public consultation. The Candidate List is expected to be updated in June 2019. 

If an article contains any SVHC (concentration above 0.1%(w/w)) included in the Candidate List, the EU manufacturer or importer shall fulfill the obligations of notification and provide sufficient information on request to consumers within 45 days upon the receipt of this request. Suppliers must notify ECHA about the SVHC in products if the concentration of a SVHC is above 0.1% (w/w) and the import quantity is above 1 tonne / year. Suppliers of substance or mixture have to provide a safety data sheet (SDS) to their downstream users.

Table 1. SVHC Consultation List and its common application




21st SVHC Consultation List (Published on March 13th 2019) 

2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof)
- / - Used as a processing aid for the production of fluoropolymers
2-methoxyethyl acetate 203-772-9 / 110-49-6 Used in the production of semiconductors, paints, lacquers, varnishes, inks, coatings, adhesives, textiles, leather, etc.
Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)
- / - Used as an antioxidant for the production of plastics and rubber products, polymers, coatings, adhesives, food contact plastics

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