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  •  16 Mar 2011  Rita Qiu   

    On March 11th 2011, the Chinese government officially published the revised regulation “Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals” (Decree No. 591). The regulation will enter into force on December 1st 2011 and replaces the previous version published in 2002 (Decree No. 344). The

  •  11 Mar 2011      1406

    “Regulations on the Safe management of Hazardous Chemicals” (also called Decree 591) was published, on 2nd March 2011. Recently, Legal Affairs Office of the State Council and General Administration of Quality Supervision responsible officials answered the questions about the revised regulation.  

  •  24 Feb 2011  Rita Qiu    1970

    In order to enhance the safety of human health and the environment, the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemicals) was issued as a recommendation from the United Nations in 2003. The purpose of implementing GHS is for the provision of a recognized framework for

  •  8 Feb 2011     

    China's existing Regulation for chemical substances refers to the Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances, which was issued by the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on September 12, 2003 and became

  •  6 Feb 2011  Rita Qiu    2097

    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      1384

    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      3348

    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      3336

    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      3490

    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      1417

    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