China MEP stops processing applications for IECSC inclusion

Original Article by CIRS

25 Nov 2011, Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP) has published an urgent notice on its website to revoke its Notice on the Procedures to Include the Chemical Substances Already Produced or Used in China in the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (MEP notice No. [2007]12).

From 18 Nov 2011, environment protection authorities will no longer accept applications for getting substance, produced or used in China prior to 15 Oct 2003, listed on Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances Produced or Imported in China (IECSC). Regarding substances for which application materials have been submitted to local environmental protection authorities, all required materials must be submitted to MEP before 31 Dec 2011.

Prior to this notice, companies can apply for IECSC inclusion without supplying any testing data if there is proof that a substance has been produced or used in China before 15 Oct 2003. After this notice, companies need to submit simplified notifications or typical notifications for chemical substances not listed on IECSC in accordance with the Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances (2010) irrespective of whether the substance has been produced or used prior to 2003.

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