SCIP Database │ Frequently Asked Questions
As of January 2021, companies placing articles on the EU market which contain reportable levels of Substances of High Concern (SVHCs) under EU REACH will need to submit their product information into the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) Database as part of the requirements under the EU Waste Framework Directive (EU WFD).
The following set of Frequently Asked Questions provides information for manufacturers and suppliers to guide you through the most common issues companies encounter when dealing with the SCIP Database.
If I produce purely for export, do I still have to submit to the SCIP Database?
No. Only articles which are placed on the EU market are subject to SCIP notification obligations. Articles produced within the EU purely for export outside of the EU are not in scope.
Updating SCIP Submissions
What is the process for updating a SCIP submission considering that the EU adds Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) twice per year and may add one that is in our articles?
If a new SVHC is added to the SVHC Candidate List, and the new substance is present in an article within a product you have previously notified to the SCIP database, then simply update your dossier accordingly and resubmit. The SCIP notification will be updated, and the SCIP Reference ID for the product will remain the same.
SCIP Reference IDs
Do spare parts that are also sold and shipped separately need separate SCIP Reference IDs than the appliances that they are spare parts for?
Yes, if parts are placed on the market for sale, these must be considered separate products being placed on the EU market.
When is the SCIP implementation/enforcement date?
As of January 5, 2021, any articles or complex objects placed on the market within the EU must have a corresponding submission into the ECHA SCIP database if the item contains within it any articles with SVHCs over 0/1% w/w.
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