On November 17th, 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published the Guidance on Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances.
Earlier on April 29th this year, the MEE published the Measures for the Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances (MEE Order No. 12 of 2020). The Measures will come into force on January 1st, 2021 to replace the MEP Order No.7 which has been in effect for a decade.
The Guidance is a normative document dedicated to supporting the implementation of MEE Order No. 12. It specifies requirements concerning various aspects in the registration of new chemical substances, including registration scope, types and procedures, application materials, special provisions for polymers, change, withdrawal and revocation of registration and post-registration management, etc.