REACH is an acronym for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals, an EU regulation numbered 1907/2006/EC. It was officially promulgated after being adopted in the final voting of the Council of the European Union on December 18, 2006, and enforced on June 1, 2007.
REACH involves almost all products (except food, drugs and pesticides) sold to the European Union. As a major focus of attention of the REACH regulation, the list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) has been updated several times since REACH came into force.
If any product classified as "article" is introduced in the EU market containing any SVHC substance with a concentration of > 0.1%, the EU manufacturer or importer should fulfil obligations such as notification and reporting as indicated in the REACH regulations, and shall provide relevant information to consumers within 45 days upon receipt of a consumer advisory; if such substance has a content of > 0.1% and if cumulatively more than 1 tonne/year of such substance is entered the European Union, the EU manufacturer or importer must report to the ECHA before such product is sold on the EU market.
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