Two Chinese National Standards Align with OECD Specifications

Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Standardization Administration of China (SAC) released Announcement No.33-2014 and published a series of national standards. The following are several standards of interest:

  • Chemicals – Metamorphosis Test on Amphibians (GB/T 30664-2014) will become effective on Apr 30th, 2015. The technical content of this standard is identical with OECD Test No.231: Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay.
  • Chemicals – Biodegradability in Seawater – Closed Bottle Method (GB/T 30665-2014) will become effective on 30 April 2015. The technical content of this standard is identical with Test No. 306: Biodegradability in Seawater – Closed Bottle Method.
  • General Rules of Labels of Food Contact Materials and Products (GB/T 30643-2014) will become effective on 1 September 2015.
  • The Measurement of Hazardous Elements in Coatings (GB/T 30647-2014) will become effective on 1 July 2015.

For the first two standards, there are no particular situations yet in which they are required to be adopted compulsively. However, this indicates the process of MEP and SAWS to convert the OECD test methods into national standards. Also the label and test requirements for food and coating industry will be further detailed.

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