In December 2020, a new amendment of the Annex XIV REACH (Regulation (EU) 2020/2160) has been published in the Official Journal.

The European suppliers of articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHC) <0.1% (w/w) are, since 5th of January 2021, obliged to notify the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) newly launched SCIP database about these substances in their products.

A new proposal concerning measures to reduces the impact of microplastics on the environment in under preparation.

The updated guidance on the preparation of an application for authorisation is now published.

Out of 54 chemicals subject to authorisation, the use of almost half has stopped altogether in the EU.

Since 5 January, companies have had to submit data to ECHA on chemicals of concern in their products.