CIRS are pleased to announce that the speakers and agenda of the 4th Shanghai Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan (SMCR 2014) are now mostly confirmed. Representatives from authorities, regulatory experts, industries heads will speak about opinions on regulatory updates, enforcement measures, outlook of safety and sustainability of chemical industry in Asia-pacific region. Several companies have registered already. Early subscription will get a discount on the subscription fee. Don't miss this great opportunity to know more about chemical regulations, news, updates and trends in Asia-pacific region.


To find the latest agenda for SMCR 2014, please click here.  



We look forward to your attendance.

Best regards,


CIRS Regulatory Team

On behalf of the summit organization committee


Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service Group (CIRS)
Korea Testing & Research Institute(KTR)
Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI)



27 August 2014, CIRS to hold a free webinar: How to Register Imported Hazardous Chemicals in China

If you are planning to import hazardous chemicals in China, you have to obtain a hazardous chemical registration certificate from the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) prior to importing. This webinar will give you a brief introduction to the legal background of imported hazardous chemicals registration, the registration process and how to prepare required documents. To interact more with attendees of the webinar, an FAQ section will be included to share more experience from CIRS. Professional suggestions and recommendations will also be provided for your reference, based on our knowledge.


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New Updates of MEP Order No.7 - CIRS attended the workshop on New Chemical Substance Notification held by MEP in Beijing

July 9-10th 2014, CIRS attended the workshop on New Chemical Substance Notification in China held by the Ministry of Environment Protection Solid Waste and Chemical Management Center (MEP-SCC) in Beijing. Hundreds of representatives from large companies, third-party agencies and testing organizations attended this workshop. MEP revealed the trends and the number of New Chemical Substance Notification done by industries during the period from 2011 to 2014. News and updates of MEP Order No.7 were also given by the MEP-SCC.


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22 July 2014, CIRS successfully held the Webinar: An Introduction to Operating Licenses for Hazardous Chemicals in China

Ms. Yixin Zhang from CIRS held a free webinar to introduce the legal background of a hazardous operating license, the procedure and documents required for application under the SAWS Order 55.

More than 100 international companies from 24 countries and regions of the world have registered for the webinar. Professional suggestions and recommendations were given to help the attendees to get a better knowledge of chemical regulation compliance in China. If you want to download the presentation.


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10 July, CIRS held a successful webinar on REACH / CLP compliance considerations for importers and recommended solutions

Ms Louise Halpin held a webinar under the topic of REACH/CLP compliance considerations for importers and the webinar won a big success among attendees. More than 170 companies registered this webinar from 27 countries from Europe and other parts of the world. If you are interested in obtaining the presentation in PDF version.


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30 June, CFDA Issued the Final Version of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC)

The final version of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China (IECIC 2014) is published on 30 June 2014, according to the official notice issued by CFDA. There are 8783 ingredients listed in the final version of IECIC 2014. CIRS encourages you to check the inventory immediately to make sure that your products can be legally used in China.

If you want to download the English Version of the final version of IECIC (2014).


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23 to 27 June 2014, CIRS specialists and experts attended the first official workshop on environmental risk assessment held by the MEP in Beijing

23 to 27 June 2014, a group of specialists and experts attended the official workshop on environmental risk assessment report compilation under MEP Order 22. This is the first time that authority held the workshop since the Catalog of Priority Hazardous Chemicals for Environmental Management (PHCs) was issued in April 2014. According to MEP Order 22, industries can commission a certified third party to compile risk assessment report if they manufacture or use the PHCs to manufacture products in China. More about MEP Order 22.


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CIRS to speak at ChemicalWatch Regulatory Summit - Asia on 3rd September, Singapore

Mr. Eric Xiong from CIRS will speak at the Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit - Asia on 3rd September 2014 in Singapore. He will discuss new updates regarding chemical regulations in China and Taiwan.

The summit, held by ChemicalWatch, will be a great opportunity to join the panel of experts and share special perspectives and understandings of global regulatory challenges.


More about the event, please click here.


Guidance on regulatory compliance approach for prepackaged food

According to the information published by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ), CIRS's food regulatory team have found that there were high occurrences that batches of prepackaged foods were returned or destroyed by China Customs. Incompliant food additives, food raw materials, disqualified quality index and inappropriate Chinese labels were the main reasons for the returning or destroying of imported prepackaged foods in recent years. This article gives you the Guidance on regulatory compliance with prepackaged food in China.


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CIRS to speak at ChemicalWatch US/Global Biocides (ANTIMICROBIALS) Regulation Conference on 25-26 September 2014

Mr. David Wan of CIRS will speak at Chemical Watch US/Global Biocides (ANTIMICROBIALS) Regulation Conference on 25-26 September 2014. He will speak on the topic of biocide, pesticide and disinfectant regulations in China. He will bring updates to the detailed requirements, registration process, time duration and estimated cost of relevant regulations.  In addition, professional comments and recommendations on how to identify the appropriate regulation for biocidal products and how to make those products compliant will be given.


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