The authorization procedure aims to assure that the risks from Substances of Very High Concern are properly controlled and that these substances are progressively replaced by suitable alternatives. SVHCs included in the Authorisation List cannot be placed on the market or used after a given date, unless an authorization is granted for their specific use, or the use is exempted from authorisation.
What needs to be done?
Manufacturers, importers or downstream users of a substance on the Authorization List can apply for authorization in respect of their own use or uses for which they intend to place the substance on the market.
If the Commission authorities the use of the substance, the holders of authorizations must comply with the requirements of the authorisation when marketing and/or using the substance.
The holders of authorizations need to update the Safety Data Sheet and include the authorization number on the label before they place the substance or a mixture containing the substance on the market.
All authorization decisions will define a time-limited review period. Holders of authorizations must submit a review report at least 18 months before the expiry of the time-limited review period
How to submit Authorization Application?
Non-EU chemical manufacturers and exporters can submit their authorization application through their appointed Only Representative (OR) before the latest application date as mentioned in the table below: