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EU REACH Annex XIV Authorisation List includes 54 substances

FEBRUARY 2020 – RELEVANT FOR: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOYS AND CHILDRENS PRODUCTS

On 7 February 2020, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published Regulation (EU) No 2020/1711, which amended Annex XIV (Authorisation List) to REACH regulation. This is the 6th update of REACH Annex XIV, and 11 substances were added to the Authorisation List. The total number of substances on Annex XIV increases from 43 to 54.

According to REACH Regulation Article 56, the substances which are listed in the Annex XIV cannot be used or placed on the market after the “sunset date”, unless the authorisation is granted. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommends the priority substances to be included in the Annex XIV about every two years. These priority substances are chosen from the Candidate List. On 14 November 2016 and 5 February 2018, the ECHA submitted the 7th and the 8th recommendation of Annex XIV to the EC respectively. There was a total of 16 SVHCs included in both recommendations (i.e. 9 SVHCs in the 7th recommendation and 7 SVHCs in the 8th recommendation). Finally, only 11 out of 16 SVHCs were included into the Annex XIV.

Table A shows the list of 11 SVHCs which were added into the Annex XIV.

Table A: Newly addded SVHCs to the Annex XIV

Entry #

Substance

CAS Number

Intrinsic Property(ies) referred to Article 57

Latest application date 

Sunset date

44

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear

68515-50-4

Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)

27 August 2021

27 February 2023

45

Dihexyl phthalate

84-75-3

Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)

27 August 2021

27 February 2023

46

1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5)

68515-51-5; 68648-93-1

Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)

27 August 2021

27 February 2023 

47

Trixylyl phosphate

25155-23-1

Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)

27 November 2021

27 May 2023

48

Sodium perborate; perboric acid, sodium salt

-

Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)

27 November 2021

27 May 2023

49

Sodium peroxometaborate 7632-04-4

7632-04-4

Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)

27 November 2021

27 May 2023

50

5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [1], 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [2] [covering any of the individual stereoisomers of [1] and [2] or any combination thereof]

-

vPvB

27 February 2022

27 August 2023

51

2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol (UV-328)

25973-55-1

PBT, vPvB

27 May 2022

27 November 2023

52

2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327)

3864-99-1

vPvB

27 May 2022 

27 November 2023

53

2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350)

36437-37-3

vPvB 

27 May 2022

27 November 2023

54

2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol (UV-320)

3846-71-7

PBT, vPvB

27 May 2022

27 November 2023

 

Remark:
PBT: substances which are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic.
vPvB: substances which are very persistent and very bioaccumulative.
Latest application date: a date at least 18 months before sunset date by which applications must be received if the applicant wishes to continue to use the substance or place it on the market for certain uses after the sunset date; these continued uses shall be allowed after the sunset date until a decision on the application for authorisation is taken.
Sunset date: the date from which the placing on the market and the use of the substance shall be prohibited unless an authorisation is granted.

[1] Legal text of Regulation (EU) No 2020/171

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