EGMF called on European Commission leaders to postpone the SCIP implementation

EGMF called on European Commission leaders to postpone the SCIP implementation

On 5th May, EGMF, together with CECE, FEM, CEMA, Europgen, EUnited and Euromot has addressed to Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans its concerns 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 have to 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.

We reiterate our message: regulatory pressure on businesses must be lifted ! More time should be given to our industry to meet their requirements since our companies’ immediate priority is to survive this unprecedented crisis.