We have received a lot of questions on the upcoming SCIP Database. Here are the answers on the TOP 40 frequently asked questions.

For ease of handling, they have been arranged to cover the following topics:

  • Reporting requirements
  • RoHS and SCIP
  • iPoint’s SCIP solution
  • Automated submission
  • (Additional) Data requirements for SCIP submission
  • BOM level reporting
  • Validation checks
  • iPoint’s IMDS connection


In the revision of the EU Waste Framework Directive (EU)2018/851), the European Chemicals Agency ECHA was tasked to set up a database to collect information on products put on the EU market containing an article with an SVHC content of above 0.1% w/w. The reporting requirements, which come into effect on January 5, 2021, are a laborious task for the duty holder, which is complicated by unclear requirements and ongoing modifications ofthe requirement details. This FAQ provides a summary of frequently asked questions concerning the SCIP database that iPoint has come across in our discussions with stakeholders.

Reporting Requirements

Is a non-EU company required to have IUCLID Registration?

Are the SCIP reporting requirements applicable to all products in the market or only to new ones?

Our product has industrial use only, not consumer. Do we still need to provide information to SCIP?

It appears we will NOT need an entry for each product, but rather for each product variation. For some companies this could still be a very large exercise. Do you have any strategies for this?

I assemble a complex article with a single component with SVHC > 0,1 %. Who has to prepare the SCIP dossier? My company or the creator of the single component or everybody in the supply chain?

When a new substance is added to the Candidate List, how much time are companies given to update this information into the SCIP database?

For a specific SVHC, e.g. SCCP do you refer to the substances as listed in the candidate list or any C10 to 13 chloro species?

To which level of detail does TARIC need to be entered? Are 10 digits required or can it be less? This could be important for confidentiality.

If I am a non-EU supplier selling products containing SVHC to EU customers, what information do I need to collect for SCIP?

How will the waste operator know if e.g. multiple O-Rings are submitted in SCIP, which one it is, if it looks more or less the same, but contains different SVHCs?


How is SCIP related to RoHS and WEEE regulations?

iPoint's SCIP solution

Why should I use iPoint’s solution for SCIP reporting?

What is iPoint’s proposed workflow for using their solution?

We do require bulk submission of data. Will iPoint’s solution enable this?

What are the IT requirements for iPoint’s SCIP solution?

What are the pre-requirements for iPoint’s SCIP solution?

When will iPoint's SCIP solution be available?

Will a demo of iPoint’s SCIP solution be available?

What is the cost for iPoint’s SCIP solution?

Will the iPoint solution include the optional fields or will it be limited to the mandatory fields?

Is there any manual input needed into SCIP, before being able to use the iPoint SCIP connector?

Do I need a IUCLID registration even with the SCIP Connector solution?

As a user of iPoint Compliance, do I have to buy VP and/or PI module to work with iPoint’s SCIP solution?

I already have a compliance system. Do I need to replace it in order to use your SCIP connector?

Will iPoint’s SCIP solution be able to submit SCIP notification dossier and provide with SCIP reference number?

Will iPoint’s SCIP solution be able to provide the final report with reference number?

Automated solution

Will the creation of a SCIP notification dossier, submission, and validation be fully automated in iPoint’s SCIP solution? If not,which data will the user have to set manually?

(Additional) Data requirements for SCIP submission

How will the iPoint solution deal with the additional data that is required for SCIP reporting?

Can additional information be include into the process for SCIP Notification?

Can supplier SDSs, giving information on SVHC content, be included in Point’s SCIP workflow?

Candidate List date: Will the iPoint solution translate the candidate list date into the IUCLID format (e.g. 2020/1, 2020/2, 2020/3,...) or do we need to maintain this data somewhere?

The SCIP database is so far not able to add a hazardous substance to a complex article (e.g., potting of electronics). How do you manage this?

Is there an Article Number in iPoint’s SCIP solution?

Tariff code: Will the iPoint solution translate actual Tariff codes into the IUCLID standard or does the system need to be populated by these numbers?

How will iPoint’s SCIP solution link articles to the Taric code?

BOM level reporting

How is a flat BOM versus a structured BOM handled for privacy?

Validation checks

We assume that iPoint‘s SCIP solution will support to create a SCIP notification dossier, including submission to SCIP via validation check. Is this correct?

What is the process in iPoint’s SCIP solution if the SCIP validation process does not pass?

iPoint’s SCIP IMDS connection

Will iPoint’s solution be able to download information from IMDS (article with SVHC >0.1 %, article name, primary article identifier, candidate list substance, CAS No, substance range, substance path, number of units in complex object)?

How will other SCIP mandatory data (TARIC code, material classification, safety use instruction) be linked in iPoint’s SCIP solution in order to create a SCIP notification dossier? Will you need any additional data which are not available in IMDS?

How will iPoint’s SCIP solution link VDA material classification used in IMDS to SCIP material classification?