19 June 2012: deadline for notifying ECHA about the presence in articles of 20 Candidate List substances

08 June 2012

The six-month deadline for twenty chemical substances that were added to the Candidate List in December 2011 is approaching. ECHA reminds producers and importers of articles containing any of these 20 substances that they need to send their notifications to ECHA by 19 June 2012. Any company starting to import or produce articles containing any of the 73 substances currently on the Candidate List should notify as soon as more than one tonne of the substance is present in the articles imported or produced during the current calendar year and the other conditions for having to notify are met.
Support for the companies who have to make a notification is available on the ECHA website. It provides links to the notification tools, guidance documents, the submission manual as well as a Questions and Answers document (ECHA News, 6 June 2012).