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China MEE Adds 22 Substances into IECSC (Updated on July 19)

Updated: On July 19, 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published a notice, announcing that 22 substances were included into the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC).

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On April 28, 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published a notice1 to consult on the addition of 22 substances into the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC). The consultation will end on May 13, 2022.

Details of these substances can be accessed here2, including chemical name (both in Chinese and English), CAS number or Series number, molecular formula, structural formula, etc. 

These 22 substances were manufactured in or imported into China before October 15, 2003, which fulfilled the supplementation criteria but missed the previous supplementation window. They are now going to be regulated as existing chemical substances in China, and thus free from new chemical registration or notification requirements under the Measures for the Ecology and Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances (MEE Order No.123).

This is the seventh batch of existing substances going to be added into the inventory after IECSC supplementation window was opened in June 2019 (CL news). The other sixth batches are:

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