On March 4, 2022, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) published a notice to remind stakeholders that the IT Platform of Chemical Commodity Importation Pre-confirmation (CCIP platform) will be shut down on March 11, 2022. The imported commodity will not be required for self-declaration after that.
The voluntary pre-confirmation of chemical commodities on the CCIP platform prior to importation was introduced in Taiwan in 2016. Stakeholders were encouraged to declare and confirm if there were any chemical substances subject to new and existing chemical registration according to the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) and the Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration. By cross-matching the data obtained from the CCIP platform and obtained from Customs, it has facilitated the post-market inspection.
However, as the registration mechanism of the new and existing chemical substances is maturing, Taiwan EPA recently decided to shut the CCIP platform to relieve the industry compliance burden, and stakeholders only need to register for the target substances via Chemical Substances Register 2.0.
Stakeholders who are in need of data retention on the CCIP IT platform shall complete the corresponding backup before it is closed.