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The Provisions on Environmental Administration Registration of New Chemical Substances (MEE Order No. 22) has been implemented for over a year. It has attracted extensive attentions from related enterprise. However, as the data requirements for regular registrations under MEE Order No. 12 are higher than that of MEP Order No. 7, only 11 batches of approved regular/simplified registrations, which includes 38 simplified registrations and 1 regular registration (record not excepted), have been notified.
22 December 2021, China MEE announced that the sixth batch of 11 substances have fulfilled the requirements for IECSC supplementation and will be managed as existing chemical substances. Previously on 2 December 2021, China MEE has released a public consultation on the IECSC supplementation of the 11 substances.
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.
2 December 2021, China MEE has released a public consultation on the sixth batch of 11 substances for IECSC supplementation. The eleven substances have fulfilled the requirements under Guidance Documents for New Chemical Substances Environmental Management Registration and the Provisions for the Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances in China and can supplement into China existing chemical substance inventory.
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.
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 is to manage six substances as precursor chemicals from 20 Sep. 2021, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Public Security on 23 Aug. 2021. Previously on 28 May 2021, the State Council made an announcement that these six substances were added into the List of Precursor Chemicals in China. Detailed information of the six substances is as follows: Name CAS No. HS Code Category Methyl 2-phenylacetoacetate 16648-44-5 29183000.21 Category II 3-oxo-2-phenylbutan
17 August 2021, China MEE announced that 15 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 substan
On 16 Oct. 2021, China MEE has released the revised list of ozone depleting substances under control for public comments. Under the requirements of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer agreed upon in Oct. 2016, the Revised List shall contain HFCs. Background The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is an international agreement to gradually reduce the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and it was a