REACH Authorisation List (Annex XIV) Declaration Acceptance Criteria

IMPORTANT – This guideline is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This guide is for communicating compliance to REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) within the supply chain. The acceptance criteria below is for communicating the presence of substances of the REACH Authorisation List (Annex XIV). An acceptable declaration must:

  1. Be on ​company ​letterhead.
    • This indicates that the declaration is an official company communication of the employee making the declaration.

  2. Include ​the ​proper ​REACH ​regulation ​legislative ​reference.
    • Include the actual title of the legislation the declaration is being produced to comply with, in this case REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Acceptable alternative name for the regulation:
      • Annex ​XIV ​of ​REACH ​("Authorisation ​List").

  3. Includes a clear reference to parts or products being covered by the declaration. This can be:
    • Company level or blanket statement without individual part(s)/product(s) listing, e.g. "This declaration applies to all products sold by ABC Corporation," "This statement applies to all products produced by ABC Corporation except as listed below," etc.
      • However, parts/products that are not compliant must still be specifically identified.
    • Part-level declaration listing specific parts individually.

  4. Declares compliance ​status, either:
    • State that part(s) or product(s) do not use a substance subject to the authorisation process to produce, maintain, or repair parts, or
    • State that part(s) or product(s) do use a substance subject to the authorisation process to produce, maintain, or repair parts.

      If a part(s) or product(s) contain an Authorisation list substance, the declaration must include which substance(s) are present and be linked directly to the part(s) or product(s) that they are present in.

  5. Be signed ​by an authorized individual.  
    • Name, contact details, and position must be included.

  6. Be dated, and current.
    • The REACH Authorisation List (Annex XIV) undergoes periodic updates. Therefore, the declaration must identify that it applies to the most recent additions on the list and specify the date.
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