BRUSSELS—The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association is among a coalition of 40 industry organizations urging the European Commission to delay the implementation of a substances of concern in products (SCIP) database.
In a Sept. 21 letter to EC president Ursula von der Leyen, the signatories representing much of the European economy requested "urgent resolution of implementation issues" in the database drawn up by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The SCIP database, which is set to go into effect in early 2021, is intended to support the development of a "circular economy" in the EU, as required by article 9.1 of the bloc's updated "waste framework directive."
However, the industry groups maintain that ECHA failed to finalize the database development to the required timescale of January 2020.
This, said the letter, prevented companies from developing, testing and adapting their own systems to meet the January 2021 notification deadline.