The European Commission should re-examine the REACH chemicals regulation article 33 on substance declarations as it is unworkable for small companies, the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME)’s director for sustainable development, Guido Lena, told ENDS today.
Under this rule, companies supplying products including any substance containing more than 0.1% by weight of any REACH substance of very high concern (SVHC) in the ‘candidate list’ must provide their customers with “sufficient information, available to the supplier, to allow safe use of the article including, as a minimum, the name of that substance”.
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