China Enhances List of Existing Chemicals

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of the People’s Republic of China has added 42 chemicals to its Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances Produced or Imported in China (IECSC). These chemicals are no longer subject to mandatory registration or notification.

Companies should apply to have the IECSC include the chemicals that they manufactured or imported before 2003. They must, of course, provide the corresponding evidence.

Chemicals not listed on the IECSC are considered new chemicals and are subject to special registration and notification requirements as defined in the Chinese Chemicals Law MME Order No.12, also known as China REACH (only in Chinese) that went into effect in January 2021.

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