Notification of Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP)

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Notification of Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP)

Companies supplying articles on the EU market containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) that are on the Candidate List at a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w), have to submit information on these articles to ECHA, as from 5 January 2021.

The SCIP database was launched by ECHA on 28th October 2020 and ensures that the information on articles containing Candidate List substances is available throughout the whole lifecycle of products and materials, including at the waste stage. The information in the database is then made available to waste operators and consumers.

Producers, assemblers, importers, distributors or suppliers of articles/products that contain a SVHC need to notify. Details of the SVHC, its concentration and where it can be found in the article are required for completion of the notification. The Waste Framework Directive requires companies to submit this data from 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards.

Further information on the SCIP notification format can be found here and information on how to prepare a SCIP dossier is also available on the ECHA website here.

CEA can support you by collating and reviewing the necessary data and preparing dossiers for complying with the SCIP requirements. If you need help or advice please contact Peter Godfrey ( or Neil Stearn (

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