This guidance clarifies the obligations of importers and manufacturers under REACH to communicate with customers and notify ECHA when substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are contained in the article. SVHCs are listed on the Candidate List.
The updated guidance includes new examples in line with the judgement of the Court of Justice of 10 September 2015, which further clarified the scope of the obligations. According to the ruling, the legal obligations also apply to articles that are present in complex products – for example, a component of a car or a washing machine. It also updates and improves the existing examples, thanks to experience gained and questions received.