Thailand Existing Chemicals Inventory (TECI)

Little Pro on 2016-01-05 Views:  Update:2019-03-10

There are 2 national existing chemicals inventories in Thailand. Both inventories contain chemical substances that have been imported and produced in Thailand. One of them is called Thailand Existing Chemicals Inventory (TECI), which is maintained by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The other one is known as preliminary Thailand Existing Chemicals Inventory and maintained by the Department of Industrial Works (DIW). 

To know the difference between the 2 inventories and the best pratice for checking existing chemical inventories in Thailand , please click here

FDA’s Thailand Existing Chemicals Inventory (TECI)

As a secretariat of the National Committee on Strategy Development for Chemical Management, the FDA has coordinated with related agencies (including DIW) on the development of TECI since 2014. The TECI maintained by FDA is designed as main national database for checking if a chemical substance is new or not. However, the inventory (volume 1) published in 2016 only includes 7,212 chemical substances chemical substances imported and produced in Thai market during 1st January – 31st December 2012. Each substance has been assigned with a TECI number.

To access the inventory, please click the link below:

DIW’s Preliminary Existing Chemicals Inventory

The preliminary existing chemicals inventory developed by DIW contains a list of chemical substances that have been declared as hazardous substances and other chemical substances that have been notified to DIW between 2012 and 2015. However, non-hazardous substances are not included.

To access the inventory, please click the link below.  You can search the inventory by CAS no. or trade name it via the following link:

Thailand REACH: Proposed Existing Substance Management

The regulatory requirements for hazardous substances in the national chemical inventory almost remain unchanged (for example, notification of production/import volume, hazards, licenses based on different hazardous substance types). The only difference is that chemical substances in the inventory will be screened. Substances meeting the following criteria will be prioritized for screening.

  • Production/import volume>=10T/Y;
  • CMR category 1A/1B;
  • PBT/vPvB;
  • Substances of equivalent concern;
  • Substances included in internal conventions.

Substances which are identified as SVHC after screening will require the submission of chemical risk assessment report. Grace periods will be given based on tonnage bands. Companies can carry out the joint submission and share costs. As the result of the risk assessment, the hazardous substance type of the assessed substances may be designated or updated.

Thailand REACH: Proposed New Substance Management

New chemical substances are those that are not listed on Thailand national chemical inventory. Basically, new substances that are not hazardous or do not meet SVHC criteria qualify for simplified risk assessment report. Otherwise, full risk assessment report will be required. In addition to that, notification of production/import volume and hazard is required if the volume of hazardous new substance is above 1t/y (see Thailand Hazardous Substances Notification). Listing new substances in national chemical inventory is possible after 3 years.

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Reference & Resources

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