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CIRS Regulatory Updates Newsletter

Volume 8, August 2011

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Meet Us on 6-8 September, CIR Conferences, Barcelona, Spain
Be Aware of Trade Fraud
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Meet Us at CIR Conference, Barcelona, 6-9 Sept

Dear registrants and subscribers,


Thanks for your continuous support and subscription to CIRS's newsletter. In this newsletter, we will share the webinar presentation about cut-off value and concentration limits in CLP regulation and China GHS given by Mr. Yunbo Shi on 23 Aug 2011. The updated link to the full presentation can be accessed here.


Meet Us at CIR Conferences, Barcelona, 6-9 Sept 


CIRS is going to attend upcoming Chemical Industries Regulations (CIR) Conference in Barcelona on 6-8 September. Ms Louise Halpin will give a presentation about the latest developments of chemical legislation in China for the pre-conference workshop. If you are going to attend this conference and are interested to meet us, please don't hesitate to send email to or call +353 41 9806916 to let us know. We will be happy to meet you in person, answer any of your questions or discuss any collaboration opportunities during the conference.


CIRS to Build China Chemical Toxicology and Risk Assessment Centre (CCTRAC) with China Entry & Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) Ningbo


19 Aug 2011, The China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) Ningbo and CIRS signed a strategic cooperation agreement to build China Chemical Toxicology and Risk Assessment Centre (CCTRAC). The cooperation will combine CIQ's GLP lab resources and CIRS's strong expertise in chemical classification, registration and risk assessment of chemicals in China. The joint centre will offer comprehensive physio-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological testing and risk assessment for new chemical substance notification in China. The center will also provide required testing and evaluation for the classification of hazardous substances and mixtures in accordance with China GHS.


More info can be found here


Be Aware of Trade Fraud

Be Aware of Trade Fraud - Hebei Shengen Chemicals  


CIRS has received several complaints that Hebei Shengen Chemicals Imp & Export, a Chinese chemical company based in Hebei and Tianjin region, is a trade fraud company. The company sent Calcium Carbonate instead in the shipment after victims placed an order for Titanium Dioxide. We also suspect that the company has changed their names and locations frequently.


CIRS has terminated its OR relationship with this company. CIRS also reminds you that be aware of this type of company and always check the credibility of your suppliers. 


Other Regulatory Updates:


China Released the Revised Version of the Measures for the Administration of Operating Licenses for Hazardous Chemicals for Public Consultation


On 9 Aug 2011, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) of China released the revised version of the Measures for The Administration of Operating Licenses for Hazardous Chemicals (hereafter called "the Measures") for public consultation. The revised version will replace the old one issued in 2002 and will enter into force on 15 Dec 2011. Relevant departments and industry are advised to submit their comments before 15 Sep 2011. 


More info can be found here.   



Modifications of TSCA IUR Update Reporting Published 


On 13 Aug 2011, US Federal Register  published modifications for IUR Update Reporting rules.


The Inventory Update Reporting(IUR) rule of TSCA requires manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory to report site and manufacturing information for chemicals manufactured (including imported) in amounts of 25,000 pounds or greater at a single site.


The modifications of IUR reporting can be found here