Japan CSCL: 2024 notification schedule for new small and low volume chemicals available

7 November 2023

In October, Japan’s authorities published the 2024 notification schedule for new chemical substances intended for annual manufacture or import in small (≤ 1 t p.a.) and low (≤10 t p.a.) volumes. Substances cannot be manufactured or imported unless officially approved. Applications need to be submitted online via the e-Gov website or by post as paper documents or optical discs to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Approvals can be expected approximately one month after the submission deadlines.