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Japan Published the Schedule for Declaration of New Chemical Substances in 2024

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On September 8, 2023, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) jointly published a notice on the declaration schedule for the manufacturing and import of new chemical substances in 2024, bringing important information to industries in the chemical sector.

In accordance with laws on chemical substance review and manufacturing, enterprises must make a declaration according to the regulations before manufacturing or importing new chemical substances to obtain relevant determination notice, so as to undergo review on the properties of the chemical substance.

Details regarding the declaration schedule in 2024, the deadline for submission of preliminary review materials, and the declaration date are as follows:

Acceptance period

Deadline for submission of preliminary materials

Declaration date (deadline for submission of declaration documents)

First round

October 6, 2023

December 26, 2023

Second round

February 2, 2024

Third round

December 18, 2023

March 11, 2024

Fourth round

January 11, 2024

April 8, 2024

Fifth round

February 6, 2024

May 10, 2024

Sixth round

March 13, 2024

June 7, 2024

Seventh round

April 11, 2024

July 4, 2024

Eighth round

August 2, 2024

Ninth round

June 14, 2024

September 5, 2024

Tenth round

July 9, 2024

October 4, 2024

Eleventh round

August 5, 2024

October 31, 2024

Twelfth round

September 9, 2024

November 29, 2024

Note: The preliminary review materials shall be submitted before 3pm. Submissions received after this deadline will be accepted in the next round.

Additional Information

The review of substance properties is divided into two stages: preliminary review and review committee. The preliminary review will open upon the submission of materials. If you intend to make a declaration, please refer to the information on submitting the preliminary review materials to NITE.

Additionally, the schedule for the declaration of new chemical substances in 2025 will be released around September 2024, so enterprises can plan and prepare in advance.

This notice will help ensure that the manufacturing and import of new chemical substances comply with regulations, thereby guaranteeing the safety and compliance of products.

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