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    Annex XIV of the REACH regulation was amended on 18 February 2011


    The following 6 substances were placed on Annex XIV:

    • 5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene (musk xylene)
    • 4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane (MDA)
    • hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)
    • bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
    • benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
    • dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

    The Authorisation protocol is aimed at controlling the use of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) with aim of removing such substances from the EU marketplace.

    When entered into Annex XIV, substances are given a ‘Sunset date’ beyond which the substance cannot be used within the EU without the company applying and being granted an authorised use. To obtain an authorised use requires the submission of a dossier with a technical justification that the use of the substance is safe and/or socio-economic justification for the continued use. In addition, considerations of alternatives and a substitution programme are required. Any authorised use granted is for a fixed term, after which a new application needs to be made and the submission process repeated.

    To view full details of the substances, their relevant Sunset dates and latest application dates, please see the below attachment





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