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China Floats Plan for Chemical Management, Like Europe’s

Jan. 30, 2019, 9:00 AM

A proposed chemical regulation could impose additional requirements for companies that manufacture, process, use, import, or export new and existing chemical substances into China.

The draft Chemical Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulation, if adopted, would have wide-ranging effects on environmental risk policies related to the management of chemical substances.

Under the proposed regulation, producers, manufacturers, and importers would have to report the identity, quantity, and uses of chemical substances annually.

In addition, they would have to report emissions data, local environmental impacts, and toxicology information for chemical substances on the list of priority chemicals.

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