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More than 84 percent of SDS are non-compliant with China GHS

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Over 84% of SDS were found not in compliant with China GHS during the inspection of Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (Shanghai CIQ) on imported products.

Major problems are as follows:

1. Language expression

Some of the SDS were just translated directly from other languages. As a result, some of the sentences may not be so smooth and cannot be understood by Chinese.

2. Some of the SDS used traditional Chinese.

The SDS in mainland China must use simplified Chinese.

3. Some hazardous statement and precaution statement in the SDS are not compliant with the Chinese standards.

4. The hazard classification in some SDS do not conform to the classification principles in China.

Chemicals in China are classified in accordance with GB30000-2013 series. To find more information about GB-30000-2013 standards, please click here. Meanwhile, as parts of the chemicals do not need to provide SDS during importation, please click here to find what kind of chemicals must provide SDS and/ or labeling.

5. Parts of the SDS do not contain 24-hour emergency call.

The 24-hour emergency call services can be found here.

The above information was told by Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau when CIRS paid a visit to the Bureau earlier this month.

The port of Shanghai is the largest port for import and export in China. In order to ensure the safety of chemicals, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau is now further strengthening the management on the import and export of chemicals.

CIRS, being an institution providing chemical regulatory compliance services, is recognized by Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. CIRS will continuously provide regulatory compliance services to overseas enterprises which aim to export their products to China.

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