CIRS Newsletter Vol 19
21 June 2012  
   This newsletter is issued by Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service Ltd., which 
   specializes in global chemical regulatory and treats clients with its best expertise.

In This Issue
1. CIRS Summer Offer
2. Update of SVHC Candidate List
3. Downstream User Report
3. New China RoHS Published
4. 11 New Substances Notified in China
5. New Management Measures for Non-Special Use Cosmetics in China
6. Getting Cosmetic Sample Into China
7. 24H Emergency Telephone Number Requirement in China
Key Events 


CPHI China 2012
28-28 June | Shanghai

CIRS will exhibit at CPHI China in Shanghai this month. 
If you also plan to attend CPHI, please feel free to visit our booth E6H40 and learn more about how our company and our services could be of benefit to you. 


On 27 June 2012, CIRS will hold a free workshop about registration of pharmaceutical intermediates in Europe and China and GHS at Rhea Lakeview Hotel(near exhibition hall). If you are interested in this workshop, please visit our booth or contact Mr Yunbo Shi( 



ACHEMA Workshop on Chemical Control Legislation in East Asia

21 June | Frankfurt

Mr Eric Xiong will give a presentation on the latest updates of chemical management policies in China. Please contact  if you are interested in getting a copy of the presentation.


Find more info  here
Contact us


CIRS China
11/F., Building 1, Dongguan Hi-Tech Park, 1288 Chunbo Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310052, China
Tel: +86-571 8720 6555 | Fax: +86-571 8720 6533 
CIRS Ireland
Singleton House, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Tel : +353 41 9806 916 | Fax : +353 41 9806 999 



Thank you for your continued support.


Dear subscribers,


We would like to thank you for your continued support in subscribing our monthly newsletter or using our services. We appreciate each and every one of you.  We appreciate all your referrals. If not for your continued support, we would not be able to be here. As the number of our subscribers has reached 5000 this summer, we would like to celebrate this by launching an exclusive summer offer for you.  


We can now help you search the confidential section of IECSC inventory for free this summer (CRC charges 35 USD or 25 EUR per inquiry). You can now search up to 2 substances for free with CIRS. We can also help you search the list of 208 substances to be added onto China IECSC to help you avoid unnecessary notification costs.

We also offer 
free SDS review services to companies exporting chemicals to Europe or China to help you find out whether your SDSs and chemical labels meet the requirements of REACH/CLP regulation or China GHS(Certain terms and conditions apply).


If you would like to avail of our offer, please contact us( by quoting "Summer2012 Offer".


Once again, thank you for your time continued support. Please enjoy the rest of this newsletter. 


Best regards & many thanks,

Yunbo Shi

Managing Director

 13 Substances Added onto SVHC Candidate List


Thirteen substances have been officially included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 18 June 2012. There are now 84 substances on SVHC candidate list. Companies will have to notify not later than 6 months after the inclusion of a substance in the Candidate List.


More info about the 13 substances and their main uses can be found here.

IT Tools Now Available for Downstream User Report Submission


Downstream users shall request an extended SDS (eSDS) for a registered substance from their supplier if the tonnage band of the substance is more than 10 tonnes per year and the substance is classified as hazardous. In certain cases downstream users need to report to ECHA if their uses of a registered substance are not covered by the exposure scenario provided by their supplier. ECHA has developed an online form to make reporting on unsupported uses as easy as possible for downstream users.


More info can be found here.

 Draft Version of New China RoHS Published  


7 June 2012, The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published draft Measures for Administration of the Pollution Control of Electronic and Electrical Products (known as new China RoHS) for public consultations. New China RoHS also restricts the use of certain hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium and flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in electrical and electronic equipments and their packaging materials. However, there are a number of changes in the new China RoHS that companies may need to be aware of before placing electronic and electrical products on the Chinese market. 


More info can be found here.

China New Substance Registration Watch Updated


30 May 2012, Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP) has published on its website that 12 typical notifications of new chemical substances have been approved. Registration certificates will be issued shortly to 7 chemical companies for 11 new substances.


More info can be found here.

China SFDA re-consults on categorized management measures for non-special use cosmetics


29 May 2012, the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has issued a notice No. 263-2012 inviting public comments on the amended categorized management measures for non-special use cosmetics.  The draft measures have been amended after the SFDA's notice 57-2012 to propose to move some ordinary cosmetics into type II special use cosmetics has received strong objections from industry associations.


According to the latest draft administrative measures, non-special use cosmetics will be regulated based on the safety risks of the cosmetics. The proposed concept of Type II special use cosmetics and Type I special use cosmetics will be revoked.


More info can be found here.

Shanghai CIQ publishes detailed implementation rules for the inspection of cosmetic samples imported into China


22 May 2012, Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (Shanghai CIQ) has published detailed rules for the implementation of the inspection and supervision of cosmetic samples imported into China. The rules are of particular importance to companies who are involved in bringing cosmetic samples to China for testing, exhibition or research & development purpose. The new rules will enter into force on 1 July 2012.


Cosmetic samples imported into China do not require registration with the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). However, companies need to provide required documents to CIQ when applying for custom clearance for imported cosmetic samples at the port of entry.


More info can be found here.

CIRS receives NRCC's official authorization to be its agent for 24h emergency telephone number service

 12 June 2012, CIRS has received NRCC's official authorization to act as its agent for 24h emergency telephone number service in China. According to 4.2.7 of China's mandatory national labeling standard for chemicals (GB 15258-2009) - "General rules for preparation of precautionary label for chemicals" that came into force on 1 May 2010, there shall be at least one 24-hour emergency phone number on the precautionary label of any imported chemical and this number must be located in China. In addition to that, when manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals register their chemicals with the National Registration Centre of Chemicals (NRCC), they must provide a domestic 24h emergency telephone number for chemical accidents.


If you are interested in our 24h emergency telephone number service, please click here for more information about our service procedure and cost. | China | Ireland 
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