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Volume 9, September 2011

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 The electronic version of the 4th revised UN GHS was released on 8 Sept 2011 on UNECE's website. CIRS has summarized the main changes in the 4th revised edition of UN GHS and compared the differences between the latest version of UN GHS, the CLP regulation amended in March 2011 and China GHS.  


More information can be found here.


16 Sept 2011, China MEP publishes new statistics regarding the number of registration certificates issued for new chemical substances   


Between January and June 2011, China MEP has issued 1,570 registration certificates for new chemical substances. All of them belong to simplified notifications, among which, over 90% of new substances notified are new polymers containing less than 2% new chemical substance weight by weight.


More info about the statistics and the notification of new polymer in China can be found here.


CIRS Events

2-5 Oct 2011, Virginia, SCHC Fall Meeting


CIRS will attend the upcoming SCHC fall meeting to be held in Virginia on 2-5 Oct 2011.  Mr Yunbo Shi will give an instructional course about chemical legislation and SDS preparation in China on 2 Oct 2011. CIRS will also exhibit on 4 Oct. Please visit our booth (No. 9) to sign up to receive an exclusive free copy of the following items:


1.        A copy of presentation for the training course;

2.        English version of the Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals(2002);

3.        List of toxic chemicals severely restricted to be imported into or exported from People Republic of China;

4.        List of precursors and chemicals used in production of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.


More info about SCHC fall meeting can be found here.


3-4 Nov 2011, Shanghai Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan


CIRS, KTR and JEMAI sincerely invite you to participate in the upcoming 2011 Shanghai Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan. More than 80 companies have registered for this event including Panasonic, Lanxess, FMC, Hanwha Chemical, PolyOne, and ChemicalWatch, etc.


This summit represents the highest of its kind in China. Top officials and industry representatives from each country will present an overview of chemical management policies, critical regulatory updates, GHS implementation and MSDS requirements. Attendees can benefit from exclusive knowledge and invaluable experience on offer.  


You can pre-register for this event before 1 Oct to enjoy the early bird rate at