The first campaign focused on 148 registrations of substances of very high concern (SVHC) on the REACH Authorisation List. Registrants or their downstream users can only use these substances if they have a valid authorisation from the European Commission. Uses without an authorisation need to be discontinued – unless they are exempted from the authorisation requirement.
Registrants of these SVHCs were requested to verify if the uses reported in their registrations were up to date and reflected the current uses in their supply chains. As a result, four registrations were brought to the attention of the national enforcement authorities. 30 companies indicated that they had ceased all manufacture and import of the substance.
The second campaign focused on substances that have an EU-wide harmonised classification and labelling under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). The campaign targeted 541 registrations that did not comply with the harmonised classification. After the companies were contacted, 488 of these registrations were updated or the company indicated a cease of manufacture or import. 53 cases were sent to the national enforcement authorities. Industry associations helped raise awareness among their members during the final months of the campaign.
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