The AskREACH system is a communication tool, which enables both the consumer and the supplier to apply the right to know.
Companies can now use the platform to provide information on the presence of SVHC in their products.
Consumers can create a query on SVHC using the Scan4Chem smartphone app and send it to the corresponding product suppliers. The supplier must respond within 45 days of receipt of the request.
If the supplier does not provide the information within 45 days, you can report this to
Use of AskREACH is not mandatory. However, the Inspection Department of the DG Environment of the FPS Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment is responsible for monitoring compliance with the obligation set out in Article 33 of the REACH Regulation.
Failure to comply with this provision may result in criminal prosecution and is punishable by a prison sentence of between eight days and three years, and/or a fine of between 160 euros and 4,000,000 euros, under Article 17 §1 of the Belgian Product Standards Act (the Act of 21 December 1998 on product standards aimed at promoting sustainable production and consumption patterns and protecting the environment, health and workers). The criminal fine must be increased in line with an indexation method (additional decimals, currently 8).