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ECHA Adds Five Substances Into the Candidate List of SVHCs


Helsinki, January 23, 2024 – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) officially announced the addition of five substances of very high concern (SVHC), bringing the total number of substances on the SVHC list (also known as the Candidate List) to 240. The complete SVHC list can be accessed here. 


ECHA has also updated the existing Candidate List entry for dibutyl phthalate to include its endocrine-disrupting properties for the environment. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) was added to the SVHC Candidate List in October 2008 in the first batch.

The detailed information of these substances is as follows:

Substance nameEC numberCAS numberReason for inclusionExamples of use(s)
2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol211-989-5732-26-3Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT)

(Article 57d)
Manufacture of another substance; formulation of mixtures and in fuel products.
2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol221-573-53147-75-9Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB)

(Article 57e)
Air care products, coating products, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, polishes and waxes and washing and cleaning products.
2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one438-340-0119344-86-4Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)Inks and toners, coating products.

(Article 57e)
Coating products, adhesives and sealants and washing and cleaning products.
Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol700-960-7 vPvB

(Article 57e)
Adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, inks and toners and polymers.
One updated entry

Dibutyl phthalate
201-557-484-74-2Endocrine disrupting properties

(Article 57(f) – environment)
Metal working fluids, washing and cleaning products, laboratory chemicals and polymers.

Warm Reminder

For products exported to the European Union that contain SVHC substances exceeding 0.1%, companies are obligated to fulfill information transmission and SCIP reporting requirements. If the export volume of SVHC substances exceeding 0.1% exceeds 1 ton per year, SVHC notification must also be conducted.

Corporate Responsibilities and Obligations

Companies need to be aware of their responsibilities and obligations regarding SVHC substances in their products:

  • When the SVHC content in an article exceeds 0.1%, its suppliers must provide the recipient of the article with information on its safe use;
  • Upon consumer request, sufficient information, including substance names and their concentrations, must be provided free of charge within 45 days;
  • If the export volume exceeds 1 ton per year, importers and manufacturers of the article need to complete the notification to ECHA within 6 months from the date of exceeding the threshold;
  • Starting from 5 January 2021, substances from the SVHC list present in articles at concentrations above 0.1% need to be submitted to ECHA’s SCIP database; and
  • Substances listed in the SVHC list may be included in the Authorization List in the future, requiring companies to apply for authorization to continue their use.

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Source from CIRS

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