Issuance of China’s New Chemical Notification Guidance to Be Delayed

On 8 March 2016, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the revised draft of China’s new substance notification guidance. The major updates and a comparison with the previous draft revision introduced on 25 June 2015 have been summarised by ChemLinked. Speaking at CRAC 2016 in Shanghai, China on 20 September, Mr. Xiaojian Liu of China’s MEP-SCC said that after collecting feedback during the consultation period most of the draft guidance (WTO version) will not change, except for: data reduction for Band 1 and 2 standard registration; and period extension for submission of annual reporting. According to Mr. Liu the majority of feedback was given by Japanese enterprises and some industry associations. The final version is subject to change as some important issues still require clarification necessitating a further delay in release of the final version. Industry focused seminars will be held after the official release of the new guidance.

Chemlinked, 26 September 2016 ; ;