EFS Consulting

Four new substances to be included in the list of SVHC

The EU Commission has launched a new public consultation concerning four potential SVHC.

Stakeholders can provide comments on these proposed SVHC until 18 October 2021.  A decision will be made as to whether the substances will be included to the ECHA Candidate List of SVHC after the consultation.

The proposed substances are:

(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC)

6,6′-di-tert-butyl-2,2′-methylenedi-p-cresol (DBMC)

S-(tricyclo[’2,6]deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate


Producers, suppliers and importers must register their articles containing a certain concentration of the substances included list of substances of very high concern prior to placing on the market or the import to the EU.

REACH defines an article as an object which during production is given a special shape, surface or design that determines its function to a greater degree than its chemical composition. Examples of articles are clothing, flooring, furniture, jewellery, newspapers and plastic packaging. When new substances are added to the list, operators have six months to register their articles containing these substances to the authority.

The legal basis is the REACH Regulation EC 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), which has fundamentally harmonised chemicals legislation in the EU. It follows the principle of the industry’s own responsibility. This means that each entrepreneur must independently register his products falling within the scope of the regulation and may only distribute his products in the EU if he has a registration number.

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