The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of China issued MEP Order No. 7 on 19 January 2010, announcing that the amendment to China REACH - Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances - was adopted on 30 December 2009. Now it has published the amended China REACH, version 2010, which will come into effect from 15th October 2010. The old Regulation issued on 12 September 2003 will be abolished at the same time.
Under the upcoming China REACH Regulation, it puts forward for the first time the principle of "no data, no market" for new chemicals in China. New substances that have not registered are banned to be manufactured, imported or used. The registration has been fixed as a requirement for examining and approving environmental impact assessment documents.
Experts from REACH24H (China) warn companies to prepare as early as possible to comply with the China REACH Regulation, in order to avoid its negative effects on your trades in China.