China Seeks Consultation on Revised Draft of China New Chemical Substance Notification Guidance

On 25 June 2015, a new draft of China’s revised New Chemical Substance Notification Guidance was released, after more than 1 year of deliberation. The draft is now open for public consultation. Stakeholders can give feedbacks by e-mail to guidance@mepscc.cnuntil 31 July 2015. Primary changes in the revised draft focus on the applicable scope, management policy, data requirements and waiving, notification procedures, requirements of risk assessment report and post-notification requirements. Compared to the current guidance, when promulgated the new one will impose a more comprehensive management on new chemical substance notification in China. The revision draft contains 6 Chapters and 5 Annexes.

  • Chapter 1. Applicable scope
  • Chapter 2. Notification types and submission format
  • Chapter 3. Notification procedure
  • Chapter 4. Notification material requirements
  • Chapter 5. Special provisions for polymers
  • Chapter 6. Post-notification supervision and management of new chemical substances
  • Annex 1. Format requirements of risk assessment report
  • Annex 2. Use code list of chemicals
  • Annex 3. Each-activity report of new chemical substances
  • Annex 4. Annual report of new chemical substances
  • Annex 5. Five-year actual activity report of notified new chemical substances

Further information is available (in Chinese) at: SCC-MEP notice release with the revised draft China NCSN GuidanceĀ 

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