CIRS Newsletter Vol. 20
2 August 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. Invitation to Attend The 2nd Shanghai Summit 
2. New EU Biocidal Products Regulations and Treated Articles
3. The Measures for HazChem Registrations in China Enters into Force on 1 August 2012
4. China SFDA Publishes The Second Batch of IECIC(2012)
5. Management of Non-agricultural Pesticides in China
Key Events 


SCHC Fall Meeting 2012
19-23 Sept | Arlington, VA

CIRS will exhibit at SCHC fall meeting held in Arlington of Virginia this year. If you also plan to attend SCHC, please feel free to visit our booth to learn more about us.


Mr Yunbo Shi from CIRS will give a presentation on Chinese Chemical Regulatory Update at the meeting. If you wish to understand the background and the impact of those Chinese regulatory updates, please do not miss this meeting. There are other excellent speakers and interesting topics as well.


More info about the conference can be found below:


- >  SCHC Fall Meeting 2012



Free Webinar: How Biocides Are Regulated in China

14 Sept | Global

There is no single law or single government body regulating all types of biocides in China. Even though a majority of biocides are regulated as pesticides in China and administered by the Institute for the Control of Agrochemical of the Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), some biocides such as disinfectants and preservatives are subject to a variety of other regulations and are administered by different ministries such as the Ministry of Health and the State Food Drug Administration (SFDA). 


CIRS is delighted to invite you to attend a free webinar given by Mr David Wan & Ms Ema Huang about how different types of biocides are regulated in China, what kind of data is required for pre-market registration and whether there is specific labeling requirement. 


Find more info here
Contact us


CIRS China
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Tel: +86-571 8720 6555 | Fax: +86-571 8720 6533 
CIRS Ireland
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Tel : +353 41 9806 916 | Fax : +353 41 9806 999 




Invitation to Attend The 2nd Shanghai Summit on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan


Dear all,


We would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd "Shanghai Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan" held in Shanghai on 24-25 October 2012. 


CIRS, KTR and JEMAI are jointly planning the 2nd "2012 Shanghai Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan". The topics of this summit include chemical registrations in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Europe, risk assessment, GHS implementation and supervision of the import and export of chemicals in China, Korea and Japan. This summit is aimed at assisting collaboration between the three countries, building transparent sharing of regulatory updates and enforcement measures, and promoting the safety and sustainability of chemical industry in Asia-pacific region. 


Featured topics include:
  • Updates of HazChem registration in China and the Catalog of HazChem;
  • Taiwan's new substance notification policies(updates of existing chemical inventory NECI & potendial data requirement);
  • The final rule of Korea REACH and its impact;
  • Updates of Japanese latest GHS standard JIS Z 7253:2012;
  • Supervision of the import and export of chemicals in China & Korea;
  • The prospect of REACH registration 2013 and suggestions. 
Last year, more than 200 delegates have participated in this summit. We sincerely look forward to your attendance again! We feel through your involvement in the summit, we can come closer to achieving our goal. 


To find more info about the full agenda of this summit, please click below link.

Your sincerely, 
Yunbo Shi,

On Behalf of Summit Organizing Committee 

Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service (CIRS) 
Korea Testing & Research Institute (KTR) 

Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI)

New EU Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) and Treated Articles by David Wan


The EU Regulation (EU) No 528/2013 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (BPR) was finally published on 27 June 2012 in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU). This new regulation will apply from 1 September 2013 and will replace the old biocidal products directive (BPD) in EU. Upon it entering into force, the regulation will bring great changes to how biocides and biocide treated articles are regulated in the EU.


The key principle is that treated articles should not be placed on the EU market unless all active substances contained in the biocidal products with which they were treated or which they incorporate are approved for use in BPR. In addition to this, biocide treated articles require additional labeling under BPR.


More info about the impact of new BPR on treated articles can be found  here.

China NRCC Publishes Supporting Documents for Hazardous Chemicals Registration for Public Comments


12 July 2012, China NRCC has published a series of supporting documents for hazardous chemicals registration for public comments. The deadline for comments is 25 July 2012.

The 8 supporting documents consist of hazardous chemicals registration form for manufacturers, registration form for importers, user application form, application form for renewal, and NRCC's draft notices to reject one application or request more data.


More info can be found  here.

The measures for the administration of registration of hazardous chemicals enters into force on 1 August 2012 


11 July 2012, The final version of the measures for the administration of registration of hazardous chemicals is published by the State Administration of Work Safety(SAWS). The measures will trigger important new obligations for companies, especially importers in China.


The measures has set out the detailed requirements and procedures for registration as required by the regulations on safe management of hazardous chemicals (Decree 591) that came into force on 1 December last year. The new measures will replace those issued in 2002 and enter into force on 1 August 2012.


More info can be found here.

China SFDA Publishes The Second Batch of IECIC


1 July 2012, China SFDA published the second batch of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China (IECIC) for public consultations. The deadline for comments is 15 July 2012. There are 673 ingredients in the second batch of IECIC (2012). The first batch of IECSC (2012) was revised on 1 May 2012 and includes 1674 cosmetic ingredients.


To download the two batches of IECIC(2012), please click here.

Management of Non-agricultural Pesticides in China


Non-agricultural pesticides, regulated as biocides within OECD countries, are regulated as public health pesticide and rodenticide in China. Ms Ema Huang has written an article to summarize how non-agricultural pesticides are regulated in China.


The full article can be found here. | China | Ireland 
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