Substances

New substance

New substances are those not listed in the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Substances (EINECS), i.e. those placed on the market for the first time after 18 September 1981.

Existing substance

Existing substances are those listed in the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Substances (EINECS), and placed on the market for the first time before 18 September 1981.

Candidate list of Substances of very high Concern (SVHC)

Annex 3 of the Chemicals Ordinance (ChemO) contains the list of substances of very high concern. The Swiss Authorities actualise this list regularly taking into account the development in the EU. The substances listed are triggering a duty to communicate information.

Substances in Annex 1.17 ORRChem (Annex XIV REACH)

After the expiry of the transitional period it is fundamentally prohibited to use and to place on the market for use in Switzerland the substances listed in Annex 1.17 ORRChem (substances listed in Annex XIV to the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH).

Last modification 26.10.2017

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