REACH Regulation Compliance is a constantly moving target

A little background. REACH = Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals and is a European Union (EU) regulation that went into effect June 1, 2007. Officially known as Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, it regulates the production and use of specific chemical substances in products imported into the EU that may negatively impact human health and the environment. This regulation also created the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) that administrates REACH. REACH consists of three main substance lists of that are of concern to product manufacturers and importers: 1. Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List known as Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 2. REACH Authorisation List known as Annex XIV 3. Restricted Substances List known as Annex XVII The SVHC Candidate List, which currently contains 173 substances at the time of this writing, has a reporting obligation. If you use any substance above a specific threshold in

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