The Inventory of Existing Chemical Substance in China – IECSC (2013 and updates)

Updated on 10 Jun. 2020

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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.

I. Public Part

45612 substances are listed in IECSC (2013). Chinese government updated this inventory on 31 Jan 2013. The full list can be downloaded here in pdf format.

Enterprises can also search if their substance is listed in the IECSC (2013) by using CIRS's free Asia Pacific Chemical Inventory Search System (APCISS)

II. Confidential Part

There are 3270 substances in the confidential section of IECSC (2013). They are shown in category names. No CAS numbers or molecular structures are given for those confidential substances. Companies have to submit a formal enquiry to SCC to check whether a substance is listed in the confidential section of IECSC or not. SCC usually issues a letter of confirmation within 2 weeks after an enquiry is submitted. The enquiry costs 3000 RMB (~450 USD).

News Updates

On 15 March 2016, the list was updated again. Another 31 substances were listed in the updated list. Among the 31 substances, 12 of them were listed into the classified/ confidential part while another 19 substances were listed into the public part. Please click here to view all the 31 substances.

On 21 November 2018, China MEE announced that another 45 substances were listed in the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substance. Please click here to view the 45 newly added existing substances. Among them, 2 substances are registered under MEP order 7 and 43 substances are registered under MEP order 17.

On 11 Jan. 2019, China MEE announced that another 28 substances were listed in the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substance. Please click here to view the 28 newly added existing substances.

On 2 Jan. 2020, China MEE announced that another 47 substances were listed in the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substance. Please click here to view the 47 newly added existing substances.

On 1 May 2020, China MEE announced that another 156 substances were listed in the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substance. All 156 substances are listed by inventory supplementation. Please click to view the 156 newly added existing substances.

If the substance is not included in the inventory, China New chemical substance notification shall be required. For more information, please click here.


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