CIRS to Build China Chemical Toxicology and Risk Assessment Centre (CCTRAC) with China Entry & Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau(CIQ) Ningbo

18 August 2011, The China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) Ningbo and CIRS signed a strategic cooperation agreement to build China Chemical Toxicology and Risk Assessment Centre (CCTRAC). The cooperation will combine CIQ’s GLP lab resources and CIRS’s strong expertise in chemical classification, registration and risk assessment of chemicals in China. The joint centre will offer comprehensive physio-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological testing and risk assessment for new chemical substance notification in China. The center will also provide required testing and evaluation for the classification of hazardous substances and mixtures in accordance with China GHS.


As one of the most state-of-the-art GLP labs in China, Ningbo CIQ’s lab will add more advantages to CIRS’s technical strength significantly in the area of new chemical substance notification and classification of hazardous chemicals in China by offering lower prices for reliable testing, shorter waiting period and turn-around time to CIRS’s clients globally. 

Since the Provisions on the Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances (China REACH) came into force on 15 Oct last year, many certified labs in China are running in full capacity. Among those labs, MEP-approved labs that offer eco-toxicology testing are the busiest because China REACH requires that some eco-toxicological tests be carried out only in those a few MEP-approved labs. There is usually a long waiting period of 2-4 months before a test can be started.  Ningbo CIQ’s lab has already been approved to provide physio-chemical and toxicological tests for new chemical substance notification in China and it is going to acquire MEP’s approval to provide eco-toxicological tests later this year.

More info about CIRS's new chemical substance notification and China GHS service can be found here: