For manufacturers and importers of materials:
If a substance is manufactured or imported, or if more than one metric ton of a substance or several substances in preparations are imported annually, then a European manufacturer of electronic components has the same obligations as the manufacturer of a substance.
For manufacturers of articles:
In principle, there are two obligations. If an article intentionally releases more than one metric ton of a substance annually, then the substance must be registered, unless this has already been performed by a third party. If an article includes a substance of very high concern and this consists of over 0.1% weight by weight (w/w), based on product weight, the manufacturer must provide the recipient of the article with information sufficient for safe use of the article if available and at least state the name of the relevant substance (see also www.tdk-electronics.tdk.com/reach_svhc). From June 1, 2011, in certain circumstances, the ECHA must be notified within 6 months, following the publication of the revised candidate list.