In order to further improve the administrative system for new chemical substances in China, China MEE has drafted the amended Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances (MEP Decree No. 7). The draft is now released for publics comments. Agencies, institutions, organizations, enterprises as well as individuals can make comments before 16 Aug. 2019 in the given format.
On 19 January 2010, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of China released the revised version of the Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances (MEP Decree No. 7)(China REACH). The new regulation replaced the old regulation issued in 2003 and entered into force on 15 October 2010. This regulation is also named ‘China REACH’ for short, although it only requires new substance notification rather than EU REACH requires all chemical registration.
Under this regulation, companies shall submit new chemical substance notification to the Chemicals Management Center SCC for the new chemicals irrespective of annual tonnage, ie chemicals other than those currently listed on the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances Produced or Imported in China (IECSC). The notification not only applies to new substance on its own, in preparation or articles intended to be released, but also applies to new substances used as ingredients or intermediates for pharmaceuticals, pesticides, veterinary drugs, cosmetics, food additives and feed additives, etc.
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Reference:The amended Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substance (Draft) in Chinese