On 16 September 2020, in its vote on the implementation of the EU Waste Framework Directive, the German Bundestag initially limited the obligation for companies to report to the SCIP database to Article 9 of the Waste Framework Directive. On 9 October 2020, the German Bundesrat approved the described amendments. The corresponding national implementation of the database now takes place in the Chemicals Act.
Specifically, it was decided that a new §16 f should be added to the Chemicals Act (ChemG). According to this, manufacturers and importers of articles containing SVHC will then be obliged to make the information available to ECHA in accordance with Art. 33(1) of the REACH Regulation. On 23.10.2020, the corresponding §16f was inserted into the ChemG.
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