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REACHREACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC): February 2021 update

The EU’s General Court ruled on 16 December 2020 that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was correct to determine that the widely-used endocrine disruptor bisphenol A…

REACHChromium trioxide – February 2021 update

The European Commission has finally authorised five out of the six essential uses of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8; CAS 1333-82-0) applied by the Chromium Trioxide…

REACHConsultations start on authorisation substitution plans

The substitution plans of four applications for authorisation to use a substance of very high concern – including hexavalent chromium in surface treatments – are now…

REACHChemicals Strategy 2030

The Chemicals Strategy 2030 sets the European Commission’s political guidelines on the chemicals policy for the next years.

REACHSCIP database formally open for submitting notifications

The SCIP database will be formally open for submitting notifications on 28 October.

REACHAuthorisation update October 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the consolidated opinions of the Risk-Assessment Committee and Socio-Economic Analysis Committee for 5 substances.

REACHImports of products into the EU

A pilot project by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)’s Enforcement Forum examining imports of products into the EU has found that 23 % of inspected products were…

REACHSubstances of Very High Concern (SVHC) – October 2020 Update

Germany has notified its intention to propose identifying one new substance as SVHC, namely “phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich…

REACHRestriction of intentional uses of microplastics

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is working on the world’s broadest restriction of intentional uses of microplastics.

REACHREACH and Brexit – October 2020 update

The transition period for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will end on 31 December 2020.

REACHApproval for chromium (VI) still open

Many hand tools are chrome plated using chromium trioxide. The use of this substance is subject to authorization under the REACH regulation.

REACH22 hazardous chemicals added to EU regulation on imports and exports

19 new entries containing 22 substances are now subject to export notifications under the PIC Regulation. Three of the entries (diquat, glufosinate and propineb) cover…

REACHSurvey on technical and economic feasibility of the available alternatives for chromium trioxide

In this report, information was gathered regarding the technical and economic feasibility of alternatives to the use of chromium trioxide for functional and/or decorative…


SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

REACHFebruary update on chromium trioxide authorisation

The CTAC Submission Consortium’s application on the authorisation of 6 uses of chromium trioxide will be voted again in the REACH Committee in February 2020.