Webinar - REACH SVHC Definition of an Article

Opinion of ECJ Advocate General

OTTAWA, 23 March 2015 /CNW/ - On 25 March 2015, Claigan Environmental Inc. (www.claigan.com) will present a webinar addressing the opinion of the Advocate General of European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the definition of an article for REACH SVHCs.  On 12 February 2015, the Advocate General of the ECJ released a detailed opinion of the definition of an article in accordance with the REACH requirement for communication of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) above 0.1% w/w in articles.  The concluding point of the opinion was that components of a finished product were also articles and any SVHCs in these components need to be communicated if above 0.1% w/w of the component, not just the overall finished product.

The opinion of the Advocate General is not legally binding.  However, it will likely have significant bearing on the final ruling by the ECJ, which will be binding on all EU Member States.  This webinar will focus on the technical ramifications of a ruling in agreement with the opinion of the Advocate General on product manufacturers, how to cope with the uncertainty in the near term, and how to manage compliance for REACH SVHCs in the future if the ECJ supports the Advocate General's position.

Beyond a technical explanation of the opinion, this webinar will focus primarily on how to comply in practice.  In particular, there will be a discussion of which compliance steps need to be changed or adapted.

REACH SVHC topics covered in this webinar:

  • Contents of the opinion
  • Differences between old and new definition
  • Potential ramifications
  • Managing the risk in the near term
  • Managing compliance longer term
  • Changes in risk-based assessment and testing options


Due to the expected interest in this topic, two (2) webinars are being held on March 25th to accommodate a larger audience.

Webinar - REACH SVHC Definition of an Article
Date: 25 March 2015
Time: 10 am and 2pm Eastern
Duration: 1 hour plus Q&A
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5407975794066026241 or on Claigan Website at http://www.claigan.com/signup.php

Register now or send e-mail to webinar@claigan.com.  For more information on Claigan Environmental's restricted materials, see Claigan's services at http://www.claigan.com/svhc.php.

About Claigan Environmental (www.claigan.com)

Claigan is a leading provider of compliance and testing solutions for  RoHS, REACH SVHC, Conflict Minerals, and related global restriction materials requirements.  Claigan is dedicated to providing practical solutions for restricted materials compliance, product safety, and component engineering.  At Claigan, we believe in 'More Results.  Less Journey.'

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