- Three suggested principles
- Strategy for defining and defending the uses applied for
- Major steps in the preparation of the Application
- Indicative timeline in the preparation of the Application
- Chemical Safety Report
- Analysis of Alternatives
- Substitution Plan
- Socio-Economic Analysis
- Administrative information
- Public Consultation on Alternatives
- RAC and SEAC opinion
- EU Commission Decision
- The Authorisation is granted: what now?
Application for Authorisation submitted: the examination and opinion-making process
► The Authorisation is granted: what now?
The holder of an Authorisation is the one who submitted the Application for Authorisation.
- A downstream user may continue his use of an Annex XIV substance provided that this use is in accordance with the conditions of an Authorisation granted to an actor further up his own supply chain for that use.
- A manufacturer, importer or downstream user can continue placing an Annex XIV substance on the market for a use for which his immediate downstream user was granted an Authorisation in his own supply chain.
- A company up the supply chain (for example, a formulator) can supply a downstream user holding an Authorisation for his use(s). However, as the use coverage of the Authorisation system is not bottom-up, the use of that supplier (that is, in this example, the formulation of the Annex XIV substance) needs to be covered by a separate Authorisation granted directly to him or to a company up his supply chain (for instance the manufacturer of the Annex XIV substance).
Distributors who only store the Annex XIV substance before placing it on the market should not be considered as Downstream Users in the context of Authorisation. It is advisable however to monitor what interpretation is given, in practice, to the notion of storage!