5 Substances are Newly Added as Precursor Chemicals in China

5 substances, including 1-Phenethyl-4-piperidone, N-phenethyl-4-phenylaminopiperidine, N-methyl-1-phenyl-1-chloro-2-propylamine, bromine and propiophenone, are managed as precursor chemicals in China, in accordance with a announcement released by China’s State Council on 5 December 2017.

These 5 substances are classified into two different categories. These are:

  • 1-Phenethyl-4-piperidone, N-phenethyl-4-phenylaminopiperidine and N-methyl-1-phenyl-1-chloro-2-propylamine are classified as Category I Precursor Chemicals; and
  • Bromine and propiophenone are classified as Category II Precursor Chemicals.

All the precursor chemicals are managed under the Regulation on the Administration of Precursor Chemicals. Enterprises dealing with the above substances should particular pay attention to their obligations during the process of manufacturing, operating, purchasing, transporting, importing and exporting of the substances.

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