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Chrome VI Deadlines explained

25/02/2019
Chrome VI Deadlines explained
The European Commission has granted different durations depending on the type of use of Chromium VI. We have outlined for you the uses with the corresponding authorisations.
 
For the following uses:
-  Hard chrome with decorative properties
-  Surface treatment except aeronautics
-  Tin plated Steel Passivation
The European Commission has granted 4 years from the date of the vote, until Feb - Apr 2023 to continue using Chromium VI for these uses. Different conditions are associated with this agreement.
 
How can you ensure compliance?
 
Firstly, a notification of the use will have to be made by each downstream user to the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) and the users covered by this dossier will have to comply with the various conditions defined by the European Commission in its decision to have the right to continue using Chromium VI. In addition, users who cannot substitute on February 15, 2023 and want to continue using the Chromium VI will have to make a new authorization dossier, which must be submitted at least 30 months before this date.
We advise you start your new dossier by mid-2019 at the latest
 
For the following uses:
- Formulation
- Functional hard chrome
- Surface treatment for aeronautics
 
The European Commission has granted 7 years from the sunset date, until 21 September 2024 to continue using Chromium VI for these uses. Different conditions are associated with this agreement.
 
How can you ensure compliance?
 
Firstly, a notification of the use will have to be made by each downstream user to the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) and the users covered by this dossier will have to comply with the various conditions defined by the European Commission in its decision to have the right to continue using Chromium VI. In addition, users who cannot substitute on September 21, 2024 and wish to continue using the Chromium VI must make a new authorization dossier, which must be submitted at least 18 months before that date.
Going by our experience of the entire process, we recommend that you start your dossier by early 2020 to secure your use
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