China’s eight substances of concern. Back in January of 2010, The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) released a new chemical registration scheme. It’s called, “Measures on Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances.” Also known as Order 7, the measure appears similar to Europe’s REACH regulation.
Last week, 8 substances came to attention. “The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has notified standards for eight substances to the World Trade Organization (WTO),” reported REACHspotter. “Chapters 3 and 5 of each standard are mandatory, the rest are recommended.”
Mandatory contents relate to quality requirements, packaging, labels, transport and safety.
The standards — if approved — would be adopted 90 days after their circulation by the WTO Secretariat, which would be August, and enter into force six months after adoption, which would be February 2012.* Comments deadline is early July 2011.
The eight substances are:
- gibberellic acid
*Updates to deadlines and related details as events warrant…