Vol. 1361 | 16 Jun 2023

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added two new chemicals to the Candidate List on 14 June 2023. The Candidate List now has 235 entries.

The substances are detailed below for reference:


Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)


Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide



Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Inks and toners, coating products, photo-chemicals, polymers, adhesives and sealants and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.


Bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulphone (BCPS)



(Article 57 e)

Manufacture of chemicals, plastic products and rubber products.

Producers and importers of articles containing the substances included in the Candidate List have six months from to notify ECHA if the following conditions apply:

  • the substance is present in those articles in quantities over one tonne per producer or importer per year, and
  • the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

The suppliers of articles which contain these substances in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) must also provide sufficient information to allow safe use of the article to their customers or, upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of the request. This information must contain, as a minimum, the name of the substance.

In addition, article suppliers must notify substances of very high concern in their articles to ECHA’s SCIP database under the Waste Framework Directive.

A link to the notification by ECHA can be found below:


A link to the full candidate list of SVHCs can be found below:

For questions, you are welcome to contact our technical expert Dr. Kathy Leung (Kathy.Leung@intertek.com) at +852 28548163, or Ben Cheng (Ben.PS.Cheng@intertek.com) at +852 21738888.


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