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Statement on Further Clarifying the Requirments for Declaration of Components of Dangerous Goods (Mixtures) Shipped Through the Waigaoqiao Area
Local Title:
关于进一步明确进出外高桥水域船载危险货物混合物组分申报要求的说明
Country/Region:
China
Competent Authority:
Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration
Type:
Notice
Status:
In force
Release Date:
2022-05-11
Implementation Date:
2022-05-11
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Official Statement on Further Clarifying the Requirments for Declaration of Components of Dangerous Goods (Mixtures) Shipped Through the Waigaoqiao Area
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Summary

According to the Yangtze River Protection Law of the People's Republic of China, the highly toxic chemicals, as well as other hazardous chemicals that are prohibited from inland waterway transport, are not allowed to transport in the Yangtze River Basin since March 1, 2021. Since the implementation of the Law, many shippers have been required to disclose 100% ingredients information on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to determine if the DG cargoes are prohibited to ship in the Yangtze River Basin, which has caused a lot of confusion and controversies as full disclosure on SDS is not mandatory according to China GHS and it may divulge trade secrets.

In this regard, the Shanghai MSA has elaborated the corresponding rules to address this issue on February 8, 2022. However, in practice, shippers are still demanded by shipping agencies to provide full ingredients information on SDS when filling the shipment declaration. Considering such facts, the Shanghai MSA issued this Notice to further clarify the requirements and provide the below two methods for shippers to prove their DG cargoes are allowed to transport in the Yangtze River Basin, while without revising the original SDS and disclosing 100% ingredients.

History
2022-05-11
Statement on Further Clarifying the Requirments for Declaration of Components of Dangerous Goods (Mixtures) Shipped Through the Waigaoqiao Area
In force
Release Date: 2022-05-11
Implementation Date : 2022-05-11
2022-02-08
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