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Substances of Concern in chemical products

Published on: 25 February 2021

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

Companies and manufacturers supplying articles or components containing materials with substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market must submit information on these articles to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), as from 5 January 2021. 
 
The SCIP database will add to existing requirements under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. This more detailed requirement is part of the EU’s ongoing effort to establish a circular economy (one of the main steps within the EU Green Deal), in which the value of the raw materials used to create products is maintained beyond the initial lifespan.
 
Generally speaking, companies in scope of the REACH Regulation are also in scope of the EU WFD and SCIP.

Importers at the first stage of the supply chain have an obligation to gather all the necessary information to comply with their duties, namely the required information to be communicated down the supply chain under REACH Article 33 and to be submitted to ECHA in a SCIP notification dossier under Article 9 of the WFD.

Retailers, dealers and other supply chain actors supplying articles directly to consumers are not obligated to submit information to ECHA. 
 
For further information and detail see links below.
 
SCIP - Material Categories

 
SCIP Notification Requirements 
 
How to prepare and Submit a SCIP Notification