China MEP publishes new statistics regarding the number of registration certificates issued for new chemical substances

18 Sept 2011, Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP) has published new statistics regarding the numbers of environmental administration registration certificates and scientific research record certificates issued for new chemical substances this year. This disclosure was made according to the article 22 and 23 of the Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances in China.

Between January and June 2011, 1570 registration certificates have been issued by MEP. All of them belong to simplified notifications, among which, over 90% of new substances notified are polymers containing less than 2% new chemical substance weight by weight. In China, even if all monomers are listed on Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances Produced or Imported in China (IECSC), notification is still required if the polymer itself is not listed in IECSC. Over 95% of the notifiers are companies based outside of China or foreign-invested enterprises in China. This is a strong contrast to the weak awareness of local chemical companies to comply with the law.

The names of substances, notifiers and categories of notification can be found below (in Chinese). Please note new substances cannot be added onto IECSC through simplified notifications.

Between January and June 2011, around 500 scientific research records have been issued. Please note that only the acceptance number, acceptance date, the name of notifier and the number of substances are published. The names of substances are not publicized. The statistics for scientific research records can be found below:

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