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Candidate SVHC list increases

On 12th January 2017 the Candidate SVHC list increased by 4 to 173. This is the list change that was expected in December. For more details see https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table Directive Decoder – Peter Wheeldon, Head of Global Product Compliance, Farnell element14 See also: REACH SVHC List changed See also: REACH – Notification of SVHC’s

RoHS exemptions set to expire in July

When RoHS exemptions expire on 22 July 2016, any Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) already on the EU market can continue to be sold. However new EEE using expired exemptions cannot be placed on the market beyond the 22nd. Components that use the exemptions will no longer be compliant after 22 July 2016 so manufacturers cannot use them to make ...

European Court of Justice ruling to impact REACH

European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice has said that the 0.1% threshold for notifying Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” rather than the entire article. The court’s (The European Court of Justice) decision contradicts the view adopted by the European Commission and the European Chemicals ...