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China Chemical Regulations - 2019 Live Updates

Little Pro on 2019-03-13 Views:  Update:2019-05-23

This page is a live report on the latest updates of chemical regulations in China in 2019. You can also find links to download the key references you need to know. Please subscribe to our free newsletter if you wish to get informed of the latest regulatory updates.

Live Upates of Chemical Regulations in China - 2019

Note: All updates below are covered by new Chemical Watch with more details.

Date Live Updates
16 May 2019

The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly issued the Implementation Measures for Conformity Assessment System for the Restricted Use of Hazardous Chemicals in Electrical and Electronic Products.

15 May 2019
China’s National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) are calling for industry’s input on revisions to the Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics.
10 Apr 2019
SAC has published one mandatory and one voluntary standard that set out the basic safety and technical requirements for companies handling hazardous chemicals, as well as production units and storage.
18 March 2019
China NRCC invites public comments on the revision of Hazchem Catalogue guidance. Companies can now request to change compulsory classifications for hazardous chemicals in the Catalogue. 
12 March 2019
China bans the production, use, import and export of lindane, endosulfan, PFOS and its salts and POSF (with the exception of certain acceptable uses) from 26 March 2019. 
9 March 2019
China notifies its new regulation on cosmetics testing accreditation to the WTO. Only qualified organisations are able to provide safety and efficacy testing data to companies in support of cosmetics registrations.
20 Jan 2019

The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) consults on its new draft regulation on explosive precursor chemicals. The draft regulation prohibits individuals from purchasing those chemicals. It also sets a maximum quantity of 50kg that can be stored in storage cabinets or rooms in research, school or medical institutions

14 Jan 2019

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has published a notice to add 28 registered new substances to IECSC. 

8 Jan 2019

China MEE published draft Regulation on the Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances for public consultation. Similar to TSCA or CSCL, the draft regulation requires pre-market approval of new substances and risk assessment of priority of existing substances. It also requires anyone who produces, imports or uses chemical substances to submit annual reports to the ministry. 

14 Dec 2018

China's National Health Commission (NHC) has approved new food contact materials – five additives and two resins – and expanded the scope of one resin

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