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European Chemicals Agency released a public consultation concerning the harmonized classification and labeling of 6 substances. Comments on general issues, for example on substance identification, physicochemical properties and data sources or on any unclarities in the text of the CLH dossier can be submitted. Comments on hazard classes of the substance can also be given, yet they must relate to hazard classes that are open for commenting during the public consultation in question, such as classification itself, the information considered in the proposal, the justification of the conclusions, or comments supporting the proposed classification
Since 1 Jan. 2021, EU enterprises that directly buy mixtures from Britain (Northern Ireland excepted) must complete poison center notifications under the CLP as Britain has left EU. The roles of related enterprises may also change for this reason. To help related enterprises better adapt to their roles, CIRS have collected some frequently asked questions for your reference
Recently, China MEE has released the List of Ozone Depleting Substances subject to Import and Export Control (hereinafter referred to as List). Under the requirements of the Measures for the Import and Export Control of Ozone Depleting Substances, from the 1st of November 2021, enterprises that involves in the operation of substances listed in the List must apply for an import/export certificate each year before they go through the customs clearances procedures.
Since the beginning of UK REACH the HSE as the governing UK REACH authority has maintained open communication with the chemicals industry to ensure that companies can continue to operate in the UK and remain compliant with the regulations. With the deadline for DUIN (27th of October 2021) now passed the HSE has shared further updates for companies who may have missed this deadline for their substances. As has been made clear by the HSE, the DUIN will grant a tonnage band dependant Grace Period to companies that complete it, suspending the registration obligations during that time.
18 Oct. 2021, China MEE announced that 23 substances have fulfilled the requirements for IECSC supplementation and will be managed as existing chemical substances. CIRS warmly reminds that related enterprises must make sure whether their substances are existing substances. The Provisions require enterprises to complete new substance registration/record before manufacturing or importing, or they may face various punishments. To find whether the substance is existing substance
China’s chemical inventory of existing chemical substances is IECSC, which stands for the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances Produced or Imported in China (IECSC). There are two parts of IECSC, public part and classified/confidential part. Companies can check out the public part by themselves and shall only enquire Authorities for classified/confidential part. If substances are not listed in the public part, companies have to submit a formal enquiry to SCC to check whether a substance is listed in the confidential part. The enquiry costs 3000 RMB.
UK REACH, the independent chemical management regulation in Britain, has come into force from 1 Jan. 2021. With the upcoming deadline for DUIN (27th of October 2021) the HSE has shared further updates for companies who are considering or in the process of DUIN. The DUIN will grant a tonnage band dependant Grace Period to companies that complete it, suspending the registration obligations during that time. The DUIN registrations are open until the 27 Oct. 2021. For the majority of these companies processing of the DUIN should be straight forward, obtain your DUIN number from the Comply with UK EACH IT system.
UN GHS refers to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (purple book). It is an international system created by United Nations Committee of Experts on GHS, International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to address the classification of chemicals by types of hazards and harmonize hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at providing a basis
Recently, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) has released a series of deadlines, including the pre-notification deadline, approval deadline as well as the approval application submission deadline for the first batch of existing active substances. Under the requirements of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act, any person who intends to manufacture or import active substance for use in biocidal products or treated articles must obtain approval from
Up to 14 Sep. 2021, around 6000 companies across the European Union have successfully complied with their new duty to notify ECHA about products containing substances of very high concern, SVHCs. The SCIP database now displays more than four million article notifications. Consumers or enterprises can now access to the data by article name or brand, product category, type of material or the chemical name. Background The SCIP Database is EU’s first public database of substan