CIRS Newsletter Vol 28
24 May 2013  
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In This Issue


1. FAQ about HazChem Registrations Published
2. Over 180 REACH Registrations Submitted by CIRS Ireland
3. CEFIC publishes self-assessment tool for REACH
4. More New Substance Notifications Approved
5. CFDA Reform
6. CFDA Updates Cosmetic Ingredient Inventory
7. MOH Approves More Food Contact Additives
8. Last Call to Register for K-REACH Workshop
9. CIRS to Speak at Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2013
10. Tips
Key Events 


Last Call to Register for Workshop on Latest Updates of K-REACH
Shanghai, China | 30 May 2013
This event is brought to you by KTR & CIRS. To register for this event, please click here.

Toxicology and Risk Assessment Annual Meeting, Chinese Society of Toxicology

Suzhou, China | 27-29 May 


CIRS will send a big delegation to attend this event. Please feel free to schedule a meeting with us if you are also attending. More info about this event can be found here.

Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2013

Helsinki, Finland | 18-19 June


Mr Yunbo Shi has been invited to speak at this event about the management of substances of concerns in China.  More info about this event can be found 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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The National Registration Centre for Chemicals of the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) in China has launched a new online HazChem registration system this month. Chinese importers of hazardous chemicals (or GHS classified chemicals) can now create their own user account in NRCC's New Online HazChem Registration System and start relevant registration work. As the chemicals to be registered under SAWS's order 53 are not limited to the chemicals in the Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals, Chinese importers shall not wait until the revised Catalog is published.


CIRS has summarized a list of 10 frequently asked questions regarding HazChem registrations in China. Please click here to download this FAQ.


best regards,


CIRS Regulatory Team.

CIRS Ireland has submitted over 180 registration under REACH in the first 5 months in 2013

24 May 2013, as the second EU REACH registration deadline 31 May approaches,  the number of registrations submitted by CIRS Ireland in the first 5 months this year has tripled compared to the no. of registrations submitted last year. Around 180 registrations(including 5 lead registrations) have been submitted from Jan to May and the number continues growing. More info about our REACH registration service can be found here.

CEFIC publishes self-assessment tool for REACH enforcement

30 April 2013, CEFIC publishes self-assessment tool for REACH enforcement. This self-assessment tool aims to support companies in assessing their compliance with the REACH Regulation. It covers the relevant articles of REACH, the related question(s) that may be asked, as well as the proposed evidence and its availability to demonstrate compliance. The tool can be found here

China MEP to Approve 11 Typical Notifications in May


24 May 2013, China MEP has published two notices to approve 11 typical notifications of new substances in China. More info about the statistics of new substance notfications can be found at CIRS's China new substance registration watch. 

Update of CFDA Reform and Its Impact on Cosmetics Registration in China


15 May 2013, China's State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform (SCOPSR) has officially announced the new organization structure of the reformed food & drug administration authority in China (now called China Food & Drug Administration) and their strengthened responsibilities on the administration of food, drug, medical device and cosmetics. One of the biggest changes for cosmetic companies is that imported ordinary use cosmetics will need to be registered with food & drug administration authorities at provincial level in the future, rather than the state authority in Beijing under current system. More info about CFDA reform can be found here.

CFDA Updates Existing Cosmetic Ingredient Inventory IECIC 2013


10 May 2013, The China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) has published the final version of the second batch of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC). The second batch now includes 411 cosmetic ingredients. More info about the update of IECIC can be found here.

China MOH Approves another 258 New Additives for Food Containers and Packaging Materials.


7 May 2013, The Chinese Ministry of Health (MoH) has published its notice 2013-5 to approve another 258 additives for food containers and food packaging materials. More info about the update of the positive list of food contact additives in China and food contact regulations in China can be found here

Tips This Month
1. Did you know if your suppliers have completed registrations under REACH, you shall also ask for updated SDS or extended Safety Data Sheet in addition to submission report or REACH registration certificate?
2. Did you know that you can use CIRS's free Chinese Chemical Inventory Search System (CCISS) to easily search IECSC (2013) and the Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals online? If you don't know about this, please try it today at


3. Did you know that there are two GHS implementation deadlines  for mixtures in South Korea this year? June 1, 2013 (MOEL); and June 30, 2013 (MOE). CIRS is launching a 20% discount on Korean SDS & label  authoring this month, please contact us if you need some assistance.| China | Ireland 
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