Registration of Chemicals in China – China REACH

In April 2020, the MEE adopted a new regulation on chemicals, the MEE Order 12 (Measures for the Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances) which will come into force on 1st January 2021. The new regulation, also known as China REACH, will replace the existing MEP Order 7. One of its focuses will be on highly hazardous substances (PBT/CMR) due to their (eco)toxic potential. We will further monitor the latest developments and keep you updated on the current status.

Together with our cooperation partner in China, we have been supporting for many years registration projects in the field of New Chemical Registration, according to the Article 11 of Measure for Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances (Order No. 7 of Ministry of Environmental Protection, MEP). The MEP was later renamed to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

At present, one of the unique features of the Chinese chemical regulations is the mandatory requirement that at least one designated ecotoxicity study in each tonnage band needs to be performed in China. With our hands-on experience in the international notification of complex substances and our partner’s in-depth familiarity with China’s current regulatory environment, we are well-prepared to help our customers notify their chemicals in China.

Our Services for Chemicals in China

We carry out the entire notification process from preparing the required documents and studies up to submitting the completed notification to the Chinese authorities. We also make sure that all studies are conducted strictly in line with the Chinese regulations and, if required, directly in the country.

Our services include:

  • Data gap analysis
  • Study assignment and monitoring (physico-chemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological studies)
  • Preparation of notification forms
  • Translation into Chinese
  • Submission follow-up work

 Contact our experts

Please contact us to learn how we can guide you through the notification process of your chemicals in China.