REACH: FEM calls for postponement of SCIP/ECHA database

REACH: FEM calls for postponement of SCIP/ECHA database

FEM, together with CECE, CEMA, EGMF, Europgen, EUnited and Euromot has addressed its concerns to Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans regarding the implementation deadline of the SCIP database.

Now named SCIP database: substances of concern in articles, as such or in complex objects (products), it aims to gather information on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) contained in materials and equipment.

Although this tool is still under development – and no final version is expected before the autumn – manufacturers must fill in this database by 5 January 2021.

Such a tight timing was already challenging before the crisis. Today, the current supply chain disruptions and need to focus on recovery make it nearly impossible.

Regulatory pressure on businesses must be lifted so that our companies are able to dedicate all available resources to their recovery. Postponing the 5th January 2021 deadline by at least one year will give them the time necessary to meet their obligations to upload the required information into the SCIP database.