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  •  20 Apr 2011  Olivia Sun    2457

    GHS, which stands for “Globally Harmonized System”, is a hazardous chemicals management system that addresses issues such as classification, Safety Data Sheet, labeling and packaging of hazardous chemicals. It was first proposed in the UN Sustainable Conference (WSSD) in Johannesburg, 2002,

  •  30 Mar 2011      1600

    Companies which deal with import and/or export of toxic chemicals in the "List of toxic chemicals severely restricted for import or export from People Republic of China" may need to register with CRC and apply for the relevant certificate or custom clearance notification.

  •  29 Mar 2011     

    On 15th October 2010, a REACH-style legislature that regulates the environmental risk and hazard of China's new chemical substances, 'Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances', came into effect, under the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) Order No. 7. This

  •  16 Mar 2011  Rita Qiu    1705

    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     

    “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    2412

    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      3468

    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   

    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      1595

    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      3693

    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