On 8 Mar 2016, the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China notified the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade under World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft guidance on China new chemical notification (G/TBT/N/CHN/1170). According to the WTO notification, the Guidance is proposed to enter into force on 1 Nov 2016.
Compared to the previous draft issued on 25 Jun 2015 (e-translation available on e-book store), updates have been highlighted in yellow in this translation.
The revision draft contains 6 Chapters and 5 Annexes.
Chapter 1. Applicable scope
Chapter 2. Notification types and submission format
Chapter 3. Notification procedure
Chapter 4. Notification material requirements
Chapter 5. Special provisions for polymers
Chapter 6. Post-notification supervision and management of new chemical substances
Annex 1. Format requirements of risk assessment report
Annex 2. Use code list of chemicals
Annex 3. Each-activity report of new chemical substances
Annex 4. Annual report of new chemical substances
Annex 5. Five-year actual activity report of notified new chemical substances