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  •  6 Feb 2011  Rita Qiu    2014

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS refers to a global harmonized system for hazard definition, classification and communication for chemicals. GHS covers all hazardous chemical substances or mixtures and classifies them according to their physical,

  •  5 Feb 2011      1340

    China REACH requires that the ‘new’ chemical substances in China to be notified to the Chemical Registration Center -Ministry of Environmental Protection (CRC-MEP). A new substance is any chemical substance that is not included in the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China. (IECSC).

  •  10 Nov 2010      3283

    China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) promulgated “Measures on Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances” (MEP Order No. 7, also called China REACH) which came into force on 15th October 2010. The regulation bears some  similarities with EU REACH but in practice the two

  •  6 Oct 2010      3270

    Under China REACH, depending on the notification type and the tonnage band, the minimum data requirements vary. There are three basic types of testing, physico-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological testing. Certain eco-toxicological testing is required to be carried out within Chinese

  •  5 Aug 2010      3399

    The Inventory of Existing Substances in China (IECSC) contains all the chemical substances used in China between 1992 and 2003. If a substance is not included in the IECSC, the production, import or use of this substance in China without notification is prohibited. Following the online and formal

  •  5 Aug 2010      1381

    On October 15th 2010, a REACh- style regulation "Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances’ or ‘China REACH", came into effect, under the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). China’s update of its regulation follows other countries which are moving towards a more

  •  30 Apr 2010      3260

    On 19 Jan 2010 the Ministry of Environment Protection of China (MEP) launched the final version of "Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances", also dubbed as "China REACH") and announced that the "Measures" would be implemented from 15 October, 2010. The "Measures", also