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Prioritisation of Substances of Very High Concern

In a Nutshell

► Prioritising SVHCs for Authorisation

The REACH Regulation requires ECHA to “prioritise” SVHCs for Authorisation which means recommending, from the "Candidate List", priority substances for inclusion in Annex XIV of REACH (the "Authorisation List"). For these substances ECHA will propose Annex XIV entries (i.e. transitional arrangements and, where relevant, exemptions and review periods) to the European Commission, taking into account the opinion of the Member State Committee. The Commission takes the final decision.

REACH requires ECHA to make a recommendation at least every second year.

Annex XIV Recommendations

  • 1st: 1 June 2009
  • 2nd: 17 December 2010
  • 3rd: 20 December 2011
  • 4th: 17 January 2013
  • 5th: ongoing.

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