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GHS in China

China has fully implemented GHS and has published several compulsory national standards (starting with GB) and recommended national standards (starting with GB/T).

  • GB/T 16483-2008 is the general rule for preparation of the Safety Data Sheet fro chemical products (SDS), which sets the structure, content and generic forms of the SDS and was implemented on February 1st, 2009.
  • GB/T 17519-2013, as the supporting standard of GB/T 16483, was implemented on January 31, 2014, giving detailed guidance on SDS preparation. 
  • GB 15258-2009, specifying the relevant preparation requirements of labels for chemicals, came into effect on May 1st, 2010.
  • GB 30000 classification standard was also implemented on November 1, 2014.

English translation of the above national standards regarding GHS in China is also available in CIRS, please click here to know more information.


GB T 16483-2008 Safety Data Sheet for Chemical Products Content and Order of Sections.pdf

GBT 17519-2013 Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheet for chemical products.pdf

GB 15258-2009 General Rule for Preparation of Precautionary Label for Chemicals.pdf


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