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In February 2024, the Shanghai Emergency Management Bureau and the Shanghai Transportation Commission officially released the "Notice on Advancing the Management on the Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals and the Loading and Unloading of Dangerous Goods through the Implementation of 'One Enterprise, One Product with One QR Code'" to require that Shanghai's hazardous chemicals enterprises complete the construction or transformation of the warehouse management system (Dynamic) for hazardous chemicals by December 31, 2024. With the implementation of Beijing's "Technical specifications for full-process traceability management of hazardous chemicals" (DB11/T 2196-2023) on April 1, 2024, many enterprises in multiple districts of Beijing have been required to start applying for and affixing traceability codes for hazardous chemicals.
ChemRadar is a chemical lifecycle compliance platform offering information, data, and technology services, developed by CIRS Group for the chemical and related industries. Utilizing up-to-date global chemical regulation information, reliable databases on substances and regulatory standards, professional compliance tools, and technical consulting services, ChemRadar assists businesses in minimizing product compliance risks and overcoming market entry barriers.
On March 12, 2024, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the draft of the GB 30000.1 Rules for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals—Part 1: General Specifications for approval. Comments are welcomed before April 12, 2024.
In February 2024, the Shanghai Emergency Management Bureau and Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission jointly published a notice to further advance the management of the "One Enterprise, One Product, One Code" Policy which requires stakeholders to establish a system to record the inventory of hazardous chemicals and affix QR codes before December 31, 2024.
On January 25, 2024, China‘s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Commerce, and the General Administration of Customs jointly issued a notice on simplifying the import and export control over mixtures containing low concentrations of triethanolamine, which will take effect on February 1, 2024. According to the notice, products with low concentrations of triethanolamine, including non-medical disinfectants, synthetic detergents, cosmetics, and inks, are no longer subject to the import & export control for triethanolamine (HS code: 2922150000), and triethanolamine mixtures (HS code: 3824999950) listed in the Catalogue of license for dual-use items and technologies.
On December 29, 2023, China’s Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment jointly published the list of goods prohibited from export (eighth batch) and the list of goods prohibited from import (ninth batch), in which PFOS products were included. The lists shall be effective from January 1, 2024.
CIRS group is bringing one-stop solutions services throughout the supply chain for chemical enterprises which are introducing chemical products into China, by integrating its resources and working with partners, CIRS could provide services such as supply chain compliance consulting, logistics services (such as maritime, air, rail, and road transport), warehousing, distribution, customs declaration, etc.
On 27 November 2023, the Specification for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Part 31: Precautionary Label for Workplace of Chemicals (GB/T 30000.31-2023) was published on the National Public Service platform. The standard, which aligns with the 9th revised edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (UN GHS), is a recommended national standard (prefixed with GB/T) and will be implemented from June 1, 2024.
On December 18, 2023, China's Ministry of Ecological Environment (MEE) announced the addition of a batch of 25 registered substances that fulfill the requirements of existing substances into the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC). CIRS warmly reminds you that related enterprises must make sure whether their substances are existing substances. The Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances (MEE Order 12) require enterprises to complete new substance registration/record before manufacturing or importing, or they may face various punishments.
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.