MEP NEWS: Five companies received administrative penalty from the MEP due to their failure in fulfilling obligations under MEP Order No.7

Article by CIRS

July 24th 2014, MEP issued the administrative penalty decision to five companies, as they failed in reporting the actual activity of manufactured/imported new chemical substance to Chemical Registration Center in 2012. The five companies were fined and ordered to correct under MEP Order No. 7.

MEP received argumentation from those companies after they announced the punishments early this year. Finally, the MEP considered the argumentations not valid. The failure in reporting of actual activity violated Article 36 of MEP Order No.7 and should be punished.

Post-notification Obligation

After notification is completed, a registration certificate containing specific management category will be issued. The specific management will mainly depend on the risk assessment results from the notification. Certificate holder needs to fulfill different post-notification obligations depending on the management category of the substance. The recent punishments will be an alarm to the companies who are eager to obtain the certificate but lost their sights of post-obligations under No.7 Order.

CIRS recommends that companies need to pay equal attention to their obligations before and after the new chemical notification has been done.

More info about New Chemical Notification in China can be found here.

What's New !

Ms Lin Lu from MEP-SCC will speak at the 4th Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan - SMCR 2014. Her speech will focus on the updates and interpretation of guidance document of New Chemical Substance under MEP Order No.7 in China. More info please clike here.

Background Information

On 19 Jan 2010, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of China released the revised version (the Order No. 7) of the Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances. The new regulation replaced the old regulation issued in 2003 and came into force on 15 Oct 2010. This regulation is similar to EU REACH.
Under this regulation, companies shall submit new chemical substance notification to the Chemical Registration Centre (CRC) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) for the new chemicals irrespective of annual tonnage, i.e. chemicals other than the approximately 45,000 substances currently listed on the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances Produced or Imported in China (IECSC).


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