CIRS Newsletter Vol. 30
30 July 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. Free Download - Brochure of SMCR 2013, Shanghai;
2. Free Download - English Full Text of Korea REACH;
3. EU Environmental Report on Chemicals 2010-2050;
5. More New Substance Notifications Approved in China;
6. New PRTR form in China;
7. China SAWS's Order 60;
8. New China GHS Phrases;
9. One New Cosmetic Ingredient Approved;
10. Kanebo's Recall;
11. Tips This Month.
Key Events 


The 3rd Shanghai Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan(SMCR)
Shanghai, China | 16-17 Oct
SMCR is regarded as the pioneer summit in China to communicate chemical regulations in Asia-Pacific region. For more info, please click here.

SCHC Fall Meeting 2013

Virginia, USA | 26-27 Sept 


Mr Yunbo Shi will talk about Korea REACH/GHS and compare it with regulations in EU & China at this great annual conference organized by and attended by a group of highly experienced EHS professionals and SDS authors.


To register for this event, please click here.


Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit (2013)

Brussels, Belgium | 8-9 Oct


CIRS will speak and exhibit at Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit(2013) in Brussels.


For more info about this event, please click 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



One week ago we announced the 3rd Shanghai Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and Japan (SMCR 2013, 16-17 Oct 2013, Shanghai).
In above brochure, you will find our full agenda, speakers and venue information. 

To register and enjoy the early-bird rate, please click the following link



We look forward to seeing you on 16-17 October in Shanghai. For registration assistance or additional information, please contact Ms Jane Song at


best regards,


CIRS Regulatory Team


On behalf of the summit organization committee:

Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service Group (CIRS)

Korea Testing & Research Institute (KTR)

Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI)

Free English Full Text of K-REACH from International Zinc Association Available


The International Zinc Association has published free English translation of Korea REACH on their website. Those who are interested may click here to download it for your own reference.

Report on EU environmental policy targets and objectives 2010-2050 published. 

25 July 2013, The European Environmental Agency has published a report on EU environmental policy targets and objectives 2010-2050. The report has specifically set its targets and objectives for chemical management in Europe between 2010-2050. To download this report, please click here.

China MEP to Approve 13 Typical Notifications of New Substances in July

30 July 2013, China MEP has issued two notices this month to approve 13 typical notifications of new substances. The full statistics can be found at CIRS's China New Substance Registration Watch

China MEP Publishes PRTR Form for Priority Hazardous Chemicals for Environmental Management (PHCs)


23 July 2013, The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has published a pollutant release and transfer report (PRTR) form for priority hazardous chemicals for environmental management (PHCs) on its website. According to MEP's order 22companies who manufacture PHCs or who use PHCs to manufacture products shall not only fulfill registration obligations but also are required to submit this PRTR form to environmental protection authorities before 31st Jan of each year.


To download the PRTR form, please click here.

China SAWS Publishes Its Order 60 - The Measures for the Administration of Physical Hazard Identification and Classification of Chemicals


17 July 2013, The State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) of China publishes its Order 60 - the  final version of the measures for the administration of physical hazard identification and classification of chemicals. The new regulation will come into force on 1st Sept 2013.The biggest change compared to draft version is that R&D chemicals will be exempt from hazard identification and classification if the volume is below than 1t/y. Because of this rule, R&D chemicals(<=1t/y) that are not listed in the Catalog will also be exempt from HazChem registrations;


To obtain more info about this order and CIRS's interpretation, please click here.

China SAWS Consults on Draft Chinese GHS Phrases


15 July 2013, The China State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) has published a draft national standard on China GHS phrases for public consultations this week. Those phrases are based on the 4th edition of UN GHS to be adopted by China. Around 30%-40% of hazard statements and precautionary statements have changed compared to the old Chinese phrases in GB 20576 ~ GB 20602 safety rules for classification, precautionary labeling and precautionary statements of chemicals published in 2006.


More info about the change can be found here.

Kanebo notifies CFDA of the recall of some cosmetic whitening products containing a new cosmetic ingredient RHODODENDROL


8 July 2013, Kanebo has notified the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) of the recall of some whitening cosmetics containing RHODODENDROL (Chemical name: 4-(p-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-ol ; CAS: 69617-84-1) in Asia. The CFDA has issued a notice saying that Kanebo submitted an application of new cosmetic ingredient approval for RHODODENDROL previously and did not get CFDA's approval for safety reasons.


More info about the notice can be found here.

CFDA consults on the approval of a new cosmetic ingredient Elaeagnus mollis diel Oil
5 July 2013, The China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) issued a notice inviting public comments on the approval of a new cosmetic ingredient "Elaeagnus mollis diel Oil". If it is approved a few months later, this will be the 4th new cosmetic ingredient approved by CFDA. More info can be found here.

CIRS China wins a tender from Daimler-Benz


3 July 2013, CIRS China has successfully won a tender from Daimler China (Mercedes-Benz) and secured a two-year contract with them regarding HazChem management & GHS compliance in China. During the next two years, CIRS China will help Daimler-Benz comply with HazChem registration regulations and implement GHS for hazardous products imported into China. CIRS will also provide training to Daimler's local team about decree 591, GHS and TDG. This win again demonstrates CIRS China's high competency and service quality. 


More info can be found here.

Tips This Month
1.  Do you also find it difficult to check the Japanese existing chemical inventory ENCS and verify if a substance is new under ISHL or CSCL? If you need assistance, please send your inquiry to  We can help you conduct the check and issue a confirmation letter free of charge. This offer is limited to one substance or one CAS per company.

2. Do you know that you can get a Chinese GHS poster free of charge from CIRS? For more info about the offer, please click here.
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