CIRS Newsletter Vol 29
26 June 2013  
   This newsletter is issued by Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service Ltd., which 
   specializes in global chemical regulatory and treats clients with its best expertise.

In This Issue


1. CIRS/3E Company Strategic Collaboration;
2. 6 Substances Added to SVHC Candidate List
3. 4th ATP to CLP Published;
4. Free K-REACH Guide;
5. More New Substance Notifications Approved in China;
6. Workshop on Japanese Chemical Legislation;
7. BPR Training Course;
8. Tips This Month.
Key Events 


Workshop on Japanese Chemical Legislation
Shanghai, China | 25 July 
This event is brought to you by JEMAI & CIRS. This workshop focuses on practical issues such as inventory check, new substance notification, SDS & label preparation for Japan. To register for this event, please click  here.

BPR Training Course

Hangzhou, China | 30 July 


If you purchase biocidal products or biocide treated articles from China, you may encourage your suppliers to attend this workshop to increase their awareness of the new EU Biocidal Products Regulations(BPR) that will come into force in Sept this year.


More info about this event can be found here.

Contact us


CIRS China
11/F., Building 1, Dongguan Hi-Tech Park, 1288 Chunbo Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310052, China
Tel: +86-571 8720 6555 | Fax: +86-571 8720 6533 
CIRS Ireland
Singleton House, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Tel : +353 41 9806 916 | Fax : +353 41 9806 999



CIRS recently announced a strategic collaboration with 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services. The alliance aims to offer Chinese companies streamlined and expanded access to the chemical, regulatory, and compliance information services offered by 3E Company.


Under the terms of the agreement, CIRS will represent 3E Company within the People's Republic of China and promote the Ariel WebInsight(TM) online chemical regulatory compliance reference tool and the 3E Online(R) safety data sheet (SDS) management platform in China in an effort to offer integrated solutions to its customers and enhance product stewardship and workplace safety initiatives.


More info about this collaboration can be found here.


best regards,


CIRS Regulatory Team.

6 Substances Added to SVHC Candidate List


21 June 2013, ECHA has added another 6 substances to the SVHC Candidate List, a list that now contains a total of 144 substances. The six substances are Cadmium, Cadmium oxide, Ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate (APFO), Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Dipentyl phthalate (DPP) and 4-Nonylphenol(branched and linear, ethoxylated). To access a complete list of candidate SVHCs and associated obligations, please click here. 

The 4th ATP to CLP Published


1 June 2013, the final version of 4th ATP to CLP was published in the European Official Journal and it brings the CLP regulation into line with the 4th revised edition of the UN Globally Harmonised System (GHS). The update introduces new classification and labelling criteria for chemically unstable gases and non-flammable aerosols. Amongst other changes, there are also new rules on the labelling of products that are corrosive to metals and of those in containers of less than 10 ml. Suppliers have to apply the 4th ATP to substances from 1st December 2014, and mixtures from 1st June 2015. More info about the update history of CLP can be found here.

English Version of K-REACH Guide Available for Download


5 June 2013, Our K-REACH workshop was successfully held in Shanghai last month. Approximately 40 companies have attended this workshop and availed of the opportunity to ask regulatory experts from Korea about practical issues related to Korea REACH & GHS. To thank you for your continuous support to CIRS, we have prepared a copy of English K-REACH guide based on the presentations from the workshop and this guide can be downloaded here free of charge.

5 More New Substances to Be Approved by China MEP


9 June 2013, China MEP has published another notice to approve 5 more typical notifications of new substances from 6 companies. The 6 companies are FMC, ADEKA CORPORATION, PPG, ZEON Corporation, Shanxi Shenguang and Jiuzhou Pharma. The latest update of new substance notification approval can be found at CIRS's China New Substance Registration Watch. 

Workshop on Japanese Chemical Legislation, Shanghai, China


17 June 2013, after a holding a successful workshop on K-REACH in Shanghai last month, CIRS is pleased to present another workshop dedicated on this occasion to Japanese Chemical Legislation in Shanghai on 25th July 2013. Senior chemical regulatory experts from Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) will cover topics ranging from overall chemical management system to more detailed issues such as conducting inventory check, new substance notifications and preparation of Japanese SDS & label in compliance with Japanese national GHS standards. 


To register for this workshop, please click here.
CIRS launches BPR training course for Chinese suppliers


25 June 2013, The new European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (EC) 528/2012 (BPR) will enter into force on 1 September 2013. However, most of the Chinese suppliers and exporters who export biocidal products and/or biocide treated articles to EU still do not understand the regulatory requirements of BPR and their obligations. CIRS is pleased to launch a training course in China on 30th July to help Chinese suppliers increase their awareness of BPR.


More info about this workshop can be found here.

Two Presentations Available Upon Request

  • Management of Substance of Concerns in China by Yunbo Shi, Helsinki Chemicals Forum,  18-19 June 2013 - English;
  • Latest Updates of Chinese Cosmetic Regulations and Its Impact on Cosmetic Companies and Ingredient Suppliers by April Guo, The 10th Sustainable Personal Care Technology Summit, Shanghai,  20-21 June 2013 - Chinese

Please send email to if you are interested in above presentations.

Tips This Month
1. Do you know that GHS labelling is also required for many car care products such as fuel additive, windshield washer and some aerosol products in Europe & China?
2. Do you know that CIRS can help you search the confidential section of IECSC(2013) free of charge(up to 1 substance per company)?
3. Do you know that HazChem registration with NRCC in China is actually not complicated and inexpensive(only 75-100 Euros per product)?
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