CIRS Newsletter
 Vol 35, 20 Jan 2014

Free Webinar on PICCS & PMPIN & Holiday Notice


For those who may struggle with Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) of New Substances in the Philippines, you are invited to attend a complimentary webinar to be given by Ms Cloris Pan on 18 Feb 2014. To register for this webinar, please click here.


Ps. Our Chinese office will be closed between 30 Jan and 9 Feb due to upcoming Spring Festival in China. Our Irish office remains open during that time of period. If you have any inquiries, you may send them to Ms Louise Halpin( or Mr Morgan Prendeville (


We hope that you enjoy the rest of this newsletter. 


best regards,


CIRS's regulatory team.


China Issues the 2014 Version of the List of Toxic Chemicals Restricted to Be Imported into or Exported from China.


China MEP and Chinese Customs have issued a joint notice No. 85 to publish the 2014 version of the List of Toxic Chemicals Restricted to Be Imported into or Exported from China. The revised list includes 4 new entries covering primarily perfluorooctanesulfonic acid or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and their derivatives. Companies which deal with import and/or export of those 4 types of chemicals will need to register with the Chemical Registration Centre (CRC) of MEP and apply for relevant registration certificates or custom clearance notification prior to import or export.


More info can be found here.



English Version of GB/T 17519-2013 Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheet for chemical products available for purchase


The English version is now ready for purchase (Price: 600 USD). SCHC members and CW subscribers can get a 20% discount. CIRS's customers can get a 30% discount. If you would like to get the English version, please send your request to Please indicate whether you are SCHC members, CW subscribers or CIRS's customers. 


The Chinese version of 28 new GHS classification standards GB3000.2 -GB3000.29-2013 are also available. Those who purchase the English version of GB/T 17519-2013 or CIRS's customers can request them from CIRS free of charge. 



China MEP to Approve 4 Typical Notifications of New Substances


2 Jan 2014, China MEP has issued one notice this month to invite public comments on the approval of another 4 typical notifications of new substances. The registrants are Synthetics China, Jiangsu Zhongdan, and Dow. Since 2010, 119 typical notifications have been published for public consultations, among which CIRS's share has increased from 10% to 15%, strengthening its position as a leading China REACH service provider in China.


The latest statistics can be found at CIRS's China New Substance Registration Watch.



Free Download of the English Version of Revised Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) in Taiwan


You may click this link to download the English version of revised toxic chemical substance control act in Taiwan. The revised TCSCA in Taiwan requires enterprises to register new substances 90 days prior to production or importation and to register designated existing substances manufactured or imported above a given quantity. 


More info about revised TCSCA can be found here.


China MOH Approves 4 New Additives for Food Containers and Packaging Materials and Extend the Use of 3 Existing Additives


8 Jan 2014, The National Health and Family Planning Commission of People's Republic of China (formerly the Ministry of Health) has published a formal notice to approve 4 new food contact additives, 1 resin and enlarge the application scope of 3 existing additives. 


More info about the updates of the positive list of food contact additives in China, please click here. 



Tips This Month

Did you know that the English Version of the Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals (2013 Draft) and the List of Toxic Chemicals Restricted to Be Imported into and Exported from China (2014 version) have been incorporated into CIRS's free Chinese Chemical Inventory Search System (CCISS)? You can now search them online at


2. Did you know that chemicals may not only require registration/notifications when it comes to chemical regulatory compliance? In countries such as China, Korea and Japan, chemical reporting is definitely a big regulatory requirement(i.e, PRTR). Click here to download Mr Yunbo Shi's Presentation titled with "comparing chemical reporting requirement in China, Korea and Japan."




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