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September 5, 2019.

The Chemical Regulatory Annual Conference (CRAC2019) celebrated its 11th Edition this past 2-4 September 2019 in the city of Xi'an, China. The conference included two full days of sessions focused on regulatory advances in the fields of chemicals, pesticides, dangerous goods transportation and food contact materials and a networking and cultural event on the last day, joined by both local, foreign attendees and Speakers.

#CRAC2019 officially opened its doors on September 2, 2019, with REACH24H Consulting Group General Manager Mr. Wei Wenfeng sharing a few words on the Group’s development as a platform for technical knowledge exchange and cooperation, which sought to share upstream and downstream resources from industries around the world. More than 300 official representatives, technical experts, business representatives and social media outlets from various industries gathered for this event in Xi’an, in ancient times known as the city of "Perpetual Peace" (长安).

This 11th Edition of the Conference enjoyed a full two-day session on Chemicals Environmental and Safety Management, with presentations by leading European Chemicals Agency ECHA representative, Mrs. Catherine Cornu, Mrs. Liu and Mr. Yang Yu from the Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center at MEE of P.R.C, Mr. Giles Spencer Hobson from the UK National Chemical Emergency Centre, among many distinguished national and international Keynote Speakers. Some of the main discussions centered around REACH evaluation, China’s Measures for Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances under MEP Order 7 and Taiwan’s “SIEF-like” platform recent release.

Mrs. Catherine Cornu, ECHA

Mrs. Liu, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of P.R.C

The Chemical Risk Assessment Session was very well received by participants, touching on a number of specific issues, including Chemical Risk Assessment Methods, QSAR Model and other alternative methods for consumer products, with presentations by various distinguished experts, such as Prof. Emilio Benfenati from Vega Hub, Ms. Li Tian from Delphic HSE Solutions (HK) Ltd. and Dr. Yiping Xu from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

Chemical Risk Assessment Panel (from left:) Mr. Bob White (REACH24H Consulting Group), Prof. Emilio Benfenati (Vega Hub), Ms. Li Tian (Delphic HSE Solutions (HK) Ltd.), Dr. Yiping Xu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

For a second consecutive year, CRAC Conference featured a Dangerous Goods Safety Management Session, with presentations by Mr. Donghao Cheng from Dangerous Goods Transport Management Department of Civil Aviation Administration of China, and Mr. Willi Weßelowscky from UMCO GmbH, among others. This session aimed to discuss advances in China’s management requirements for the transport of dangerous chemicals, as well as share a light on the latest on lithium battery’s safety risks.

Moving on to the global pesticide registration session, this two-day session featured presentations by speakers from across the globe, with panels integrated by registration authorities from China, Argentina, Sudan, Syria, India, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Australia to the United Kingdom. Different countries increasing demand for approval by China’s authority ICAMA of registrant’s certificate of origin was one of the most recurring topics throughout this conference.

Global Pesticides Q&A Panel (from left): Ms.Julia Pochat (moderator), Mr.Chasel Huang (REACH24H Consulting Group), Mr. Fares Reda (Ministry of Agriculture of Syria, Dr. Geoff Smart (former APVMA official), Mr. Sebastian Gomez, SENASA

September 3 also featured a Food Contact Materials Management Session, to discuss some of the main regulatory trends in this field in East Asian countries as well as U.S., with presentations by Ms. Guiqin Shang from the National Key Laboratory of Food Contact Materials and Ms. Gabbie Wang from REACH24H Consulting Group, among others.

In addition to the main Conference agenda on the previously mentioned topics, the CRAC2019 Conference also offered a visit to the Terracotta Army museum in Xi’an to allow participants to gain first-hand insight into China’s history and allow them to have further opportunities to network with fellow professionals and speakers.

Some highlights from #CRAC2019:

  • China’s chemical industry concerns over hazardous chemicals bring about more stringent registration requirements for Grade I and II major hazard installations
  • Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods to be published in December 2019, to strike a balance between safety and facilitation;
  • “SIEF-like” Platform just Released for Taiwan REACH;
  • Updates on China’s MEP (now MEE) Order 7 for New Chemical Management revision are on the way, with China’s government currently developing an E-certificate system;
  • Japan’s new Food Sanitation Act to impose a positive list system for specific FCMs.
  • Partners of CRAC2019 in Xi’an:

 

A few snapshots of the CRAC 2019 Conference:

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Over the last few years, industries in China have been experiencing rounds of rigorous environmental protection inspections. This increasing pressure has amounted to some enterprises and chemical plants having to cut or even shut down production due to non-compliance or violations of environmental issues, including manufacturers and suppliers of a number of companies based in North America and Europe. The relevance and widespread effect of this issue on supply chains has been widely discussed (with regular updates published on ChemLinked) as a constantly evolving issue that can make or break supplier normal production and operations.

The Product Stewardship Society was launched in 2012, providing resources, professional development opportunities for professionals across industries to ensure projects are developed and implemented in a responsible way throughout their entire cycle. The relevance of China and its supply chains is such that REACH24H will be both sponsoring and presenting at the global forum - Product Stewardship 2019 Conference, to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) in Columbus, OH from Sep 10-12.

On Wednesday, September 11, REACH24H USA Inc. General Manager Robert Kiefer (acting as Moderator) will be joined by Dr. Renee Liang from REACH24H Consulting Group China, Dr. John Piper, Ph.D. from Emerald Performance Materials and Jim Jones from the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA). This session will examine the major EHS regulatory requirements in China, recommended practices of EHS compliance audit for enterprises to maintain compliance, assess challenges presented by supply chain disruptions, and discuss how downstream users in North America could effectively deal with and avoid supply chain disruptions occurring in China (and elsewhere).

Session: Avoiding Supply Chain Disruption: An Examination of China EHS Compliance to Downstream User Impact *(00123 Deep Dive Session)

Date: Wed, 9/11: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Place: Room A 211, A 212

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Columbus, OH USA

Come visit REACH24H at our Partner Space in The Exchange.

For more details on the China EHS Compliance Session, follow this link: https://www.aievolution.com/psc1901/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=1045

To learn about the Product Stewardship 2019 Conference, click here: https://www.productstewards.org/ProductStewardship2019/Pages/default.aspx

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The Guidance refer to an integration, extension, refinement and confirmation of China’s existing rural revitalization guidelines which offer a precise description of industrial segments, clear distribution of tasks and responsibilities across ministries/commissions, as well as the supply of financial, land and human resources, aimed at extending the value chain and improving the quality and efficiency of agriculture-related industries.

China Unveiled Guidance on Rural Industrial RevitalizationOn 17 Jun 2019, China's State Council unveiled the guidance on rural industrial revitalization. This document is an integration, extension, refinement and confirmation of the past agriculture development policies, including precise definition on industrial segments, clear positioning on tasks and responsibilities across multiple ministries/commissions, as well as the supply of financial, land and human resources, aimed at extending the value chain and improving the quality and efficiency of agriculture-related industries.

China has enjoyed momentum in its rural development in recent years. Grain output has remained above 600 million tons for 7 consecutive years and the business income of agricultural product processing, rural tourism and agricultural production service sectors reached 14.9 trillion Yuan, 800 billion Yuan and 200 billion Yuan, respectively. E-commerce sales associated to the rural sector reached 1.3 trillion Yuan and 7.8 million jobs were created in the field. But these industrial segments are still at an early stage in terms of specialty, value chain and efficiency. The government plans to expedite the convergence among the primary, secondary and tertiary industries and create more employment in rural areas. Meanwhile, the GDP contributed by rural industrial convergence is expected to achieve substantial increase in the coming 5 to 10 years.

Rural Industrial Segments

The Rural industry features a series of characteristics in terms of value chain extension, profit excavation, employment optimization as well as revenue stream broadening, with 6 main segments later defined:

  1. Modern planting and farming- Mechanized planting, scaled hoggery, dairy, fishery and cash tree;
  2. Rural specialty business- Minor crop/special livestock farming, production of specialty foods, handicrafts and building materials and other rural-related business;
  3. Processing and circulation of agricultural products- Primary and further processing of agricultural products and relevant logistics and cold-chain business;
  4. Rural tourism- Agricultural leisure, homestay service, forest tourism and nursing home business;
  5. New-type agricultural service business- Agricultural input supplying, farmland trusteeship, pest prevention and treatment, crop harvesting and other agricultural-production-related business;
  6. Rural information industry- Collection of agricultural-related data and the construction of a digital system, e-commerce center, express and logistics zones;

Multi-department Task Distribution

China’s rural industrial revitalization is a massive project which involves industrial nurturing, economic planning and resource allocation. MoARA was designated to coordinate and mediate among dozens of ministries/commissions/bureau/offices such as NDRC, MIIT, NHC,MoC, MEE, MoF.

Departmental Work Assignment for Rural Industry Revitalization

Category

Task

Responsible Departments/ Central Organs

Industrial nurturing

Modern planting and farming

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA)

Rural specialty business

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT)
  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA)

Processing and circulation of agricultural products

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
  • Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM)
  • National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration (NFSRA)
  • State Post Bureau (SPB)

Rural tourism

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT)
  • National Health Commission (NHC)
  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA)

New-type agricultural service business

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Finance (MoF)
  • Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM)
  • State Post Bureau (SPB)
  • All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (ACFSMC)

Rural information industry

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • Office of the Central Cyberspace Affair Commission/Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC)
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology(MIIT)
  • Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM)
  • State Post Bureau (SPB)

Regional- Spatial Layout

County-scale planning

  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE)
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)
  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)

Township industrial cluster driving

  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)
  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)

Town-village combined development

  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)
  • Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM)

Support to poverty-alleviation Area

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs(MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission(NDRC)
  • Ministry of Finance(MoF)
  • Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM)
  • State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation n and Development (CPAD)

Industrial convergence

Enterprises fostering

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Finance (MoF)
  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA)

Crossover integration

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Education (MoE)
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT)
  • National Health Commission (NHC)
  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA)

Industrial park/town construction

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Ministry of Finance (MoF)
  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA)

Benefit assignment

  • Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA)
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

Quality Enhancement and Green Development

As China has already developed its national strategy on revitalization through quality enhancement and sustainable development, the guiding opinion reiterated government focus on product/production standardization, agricultural branding and resource protection and utilization:

Green Standard-To speed up the enactment of national/industrial standards for agricultural inputs, agricultural product processing and new rural industries, as well as establish a unified market entry criteria for green agricultural products. China will also actively participate in the development/amendment of international standards to move towards the mutual acceptance of certifications on agricultural products with other countries, as well as to help more growers obtain an international quality certificate;

Agricultural Production Standardization- Farmers will be prevailed upon to upgrade their farmlands to standardized facilities and standardized agricultural production will be implemented countywide in all quality safety demonstrated counties. The quality and safety management of fertilizers, pesticides, veterinary drugs and feed will be further strengthened. The recycling of mulching films and agrochemical packages and healthful aquaculture will be a high priority. China hopes the building of product quality rating, treatability management and market entry criteria will help achieve the entire-supply-chain supervision;

Resource reservation and utilization- Land-, energy- and water-efficient industries will be prioritized and outd style="border: 1px solid #505050;"ated production facilities, prohibited industries and polluting projects will no longer be allowed to relocate/construct in rural regions. The circular integration of agriculture-aquaculture and recycling of crop straws, livestock manures and other agricultural-related byproducts will be supported as a regular course or activity.

Resource Inputs

As far as China is concerned, the lack of financial invests has been perceived as a shortcoming that lies in the practices of rural development. The document found some innovative ideas in financial services:

  • Deposits collected by county financial institutions should be preferred for rural industrial invests locally and flexible practices such as mortgage/collateral loan and referral services must be encouraged. Local governments will be allowed to collect special funds for technological innovations in rural industrial development.
  • Industry and commerce capitals are regarded as important players bearing financial strength and the latest business ideas, which will be guided to improve livelihood and employment for rural populations by overcoming the "hard slog" and establishing long-value-chain enterprises.

About Rural Revitalization

Declined rural industries have become an indisputable fact since its Reform and Opening in 1990, followed by the demographic transition of young adults from rural to urban areas. It is estimated that if China completed its process of urbanization, there would be 400 million rural people living in poor and deserted villages, which would in turn pose a huge problem to China’s modernization strategy.

In 2017, China put forward a massive strategy of rural revitalization and transformed the agricultural development path from “Production Augment” to “Industrial Prosperity”, aimed to boom rural economy by creating new business models and an industrial system based on agricultural production and reduce the income gap between urban and rural residents. The strategy set goals based on the study of 5 areas including agricultural production, technological progress, agriculture labor productivity, output value and rural tourism:

  1. Agricultural production-To achieve a level of food supply security defined as “basically self-sufficient grains and completely safeguarded rations”. The overall cereal production should be maintained at 600 million tons per year;
  2. Agricultural technology progress-China will continue its investment in agricultural science and technology in the 5 coming years and the contribution ratio from technology progress will be 60% in 2020 and 61.5% in 2022;
  3. Agricultural labor productivity- increase to 47,000 Yuan per capita to 55,000 Yuan per capita;
  4. Economic contribution- The ratio between the value of agriculture product processing sector and the value of agricultural production will grow to 2.4 in 2020 and 2.5 in 2022;
  5. The scale of rural tourism- Rural tourist trips will be 2.8 billion people in 2020 and reach 3.2 billion people in 2022

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Background:

On January 1, 2019, the revised Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (a.k.a “K-REACH”) came into effect, heralding the start of pre-registration. After the June 30 deadline for pre-registration, many enterprises may still have lots of concerns about late pre-registration and joint registration. This webinar aims to inform enterprises of the situation of pre-registration and late pre-registration and how to get ready for joint registration.

►All ChemLinked users have free access to the webinar live, but only ChemLinked corporate and standard members and registrants of the webinar can access subsequent materials (including video and PPT) free of charge.

Contents:

  1. Status quo of pre-registration
  2. Information about late pre-registration
  3. How to cope with joint registration

Schedule:

Date

Language

Time
(GMT+8, China Standard Time)

Aug. 20th, 2019

Chinese

10:00-11:00

English

21:30-22:30

Speakers:

Ms. Doris Jiang (Chinese session)
Regulatory Affairs Consultant
REACH24H Consulting Group

Ms. Doris Jiang is an experienced regulatory consultant actively engaging in registration work under K-REACH, K-OSHA, CCA, and other regulations. With extensive experience in the registration scheme formulation, registration project management, exemption scheme analysis, etc., Doris has successfully assisted many enterprises with their compliance projects.

 

Ms. Nora Wang (English session)

Regulatory editor
ChemLinked, REACH24H Consulting Group

Ms. Nora Wang works for ChemLinked as a chemicals regulatory editor. She now oversees real-time content gathering and production and focuses on changes in chemicals regulations in the Asia Pacific region.

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Background

Since China’s reform and opening up policy was launched back in the late 80’s, the gate of agricultural development is also opened. Encouraged by its Going Out Policy, China’s government and enterprises have gradually become more aware of the great need for advanced agricultural products, technology and management experience, which has fundamentally shaped opportunities for business cooperation and trading between China and foreign countries. In the meantime, with Europe being the world’s leading agricultural pioneer and China’s long history of agriculture, trade ties between China and the European Union, especially in the field of agriculture, have become a main pole of the world in the past decades.

For European companies targeting China as an important overseas market, there are two key factors to take into consideration before going in. One is the regulatory compliance challenge, and the other is the market strategy. In China, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has spent considerable efforts revising its most relevant regulations to improve the quality and safety of agricultural products. China’s Pesticide Regulation was last revised in 2017, which now stresses on risk assessment and pesticides data requirements based on the government’s decision to prioritize pesticide safety. Meanwhile, the Management Measures of Fertilizer Registration also underwent significant changes at the end of 2017 and in order to better regulate China’s fertilizer and pesticide markets the government gradually began instructing stricter supervision of fertilizer and pesticide products.

All these latest changes have made the regulatory compliance process of pesticides and fertilizers in China a more complex and arduous task. In addition to the challenge of ensuring regulatory compliance challenge, increasing number of registered pesticides and fertilizers have also brought competition of agrochemical business to new heights. To win more market share, pesticide and fertilizer companies must pay more attention to the most updated market data, and make better strategies and product positioning for new introduced products.

Besides the two key factors just discussed, having knowledge of tests such as the 5-Batch Analysis, toxicology test, risk assessments, to name a few, can also help companies make more comprehensive compliance plans and better investment budget plans.

To help European agrochemical companies improve their oversea business strategies and increase trade performance, REACH24H Consulting Group will hold its 2nd workshop on September 9th of 2019, bringing experts and professionals in the field the most updated and comprehensive market analysis of China pesticides and fertilizers and key points and issues on pesticide and fertilizer regulations. Companies hoping to improve their market tactics and implement more effective strategies for the registration and market positioning of pesticides and fertilizers in China are welcome to join this year’s workshop.

Target Audience

• Key decision makers of agrochemical companies from EU and China

• Product Managers/ Supply Chain Managers/ Trade Marketing Managers

• Regulatory experts/ Product Registration Managers

• Fertilizer /Pesticide/Bio-stimulants and other industries

Details

Date: September 9, 2019

Hotel: Hotel 4 Barcelona

Address: Carrer del Dr. Trueta, 164, 08005 Barcelona, Spain

Tips: Please present your Letter of Confirmation at the time of registration.

Agenda

Topic 1

13:00-14:00

Discussion on Regulatory Registrations of Bio-pesticides and Fertilizers in China

Topic 2

14:00 -15:00

Market Analysis of Pesticide and Fertilizer Products in China

Coffee Break

15:00 -15:15

Coffee Break

Topic 3

15:15 pm- 16:15

Discussions on Key Testing Data/ Risk Assessment for Agrochemicals Compliance

Networking

16:15 pm-17:00

Networking

Speakers

Ms. Bella Tu    Business Supervisor from REACH24H

Ms. Bella Tu graduated with Master’s degree from University of Leeds and has been working as a senior regulatory compliance specialist for over 7 years, mainly focusing on technical and regulatory matters for fertilizers and pesticides in China. She has developed a wide experience in regulatory compliance strategy analysis and is proficient in providing customized registration compliance services for hundreds of global pesticide and fertilizer enterprises to help successfully solve business trade barriers.

 

Ms. Salee Liu   Senior Regulatory Specialist from REACH24H

Ms. Salee Liu graduated with Master degree of agriculture, responsible for providing pesticide registration consulting services in China, US and EU. She has dedicated in designing regulatory solutions for domestic and foreign enterprises, providing quality regulatory consulting services especially for risk assessments under China pesticide regulations. With many years of compliance experience, she has helped global pesticide companies complete more than 100 registration projects, including China pesticide risk assessments and registrations, U.S. EPA and the EU TE applications etc.

 

Dr. Chasel Huang     Technical Supervisor from REACH24H

Dr. Chasel Huang graduated with the PhD with major of ecotoxicity from Research Center for Eco -Environmental Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His previous research including in vitro tests, high throughput /content screening, formation route and toxicity of disinfection by-products (DBPs) and toxic mechanism of genotoxicity, endocrine disruptor, neurotoxicity, as well as mitochondrial toxicity induced by industrial chemicals or pesticides. He is also specialized in QSAR , molecular dockingdata analysis etc. He participated in 863 programs of High Throughput Bioassay Technology for Toxicity Evaluation and developing methods for detection of potential endocrine disruptors. Recently, Dr. Huang has published 14 papers in Environ. Pollut, Chemosphere, ES&, etc, and helped complete a book related to toxicity of organophosphorus flame retardants. As a technical supervisor in REACH24H, he is mainly responsible for pesticide risk assessments and registrations, including health and environmental risk assessment under China pesticide regulations, identification of endocrine disruptors (EDs) according to BPR and PPP regulations, QSAR, pesticide residues analysis, evaluating pesticide efficacy and resistance. He has been responsible for more than 100 programs related to Chinese and European pesticide registrations and lots of them are already approved by China Minister of Agriculture (MOA). Besides, he also successfully submitted many EDs assessment reports (BPR).

Organizer

REACH24H

REACH24H Consulting Group has global presences in China, Ireland, United States and Korea. We provide global chemical compliance solutions to agrochemical and chemical companies, aiming to facilitate the most efficient and cost-effective access to the marketplace for our clients’ products by bringing our strong commercial experience and technical expertise in industries such as Chemical, Agrochemical, Fertilizer, FCM etc. Our in-house team consists of global-regulatory experts, toxicologists, environmental risk assessors, chemical engineers. Over 200 professionals focus on deepening research in chemical regulations including China Pesticides, Fertilizers, Disinfectants, EU BPR, USA EPA, global FCM, EU REACH etc. Over 10 years, REACH24H has maintained close working relationships with authorities in the EU, China and USA, OECD GLP labs and many well-known associations. Honest and ethical business practices have been the foundation of what we do since our inception. For more information, please visit www.reach24h.com.

The Agrochem Department is one the largest teams in REACH24H, with a group of 21 technical experts and professional consultants in the field of agrochemicals. Agrochemicals has the capability to identify and advice on regulatory strategies to ensure a successful registration, with a team that has, since the year 2008 focused on the study of regulatory compliance in China, Europe and USA. The Agrochemicals team has first level capacity in providing technical and regulatory support for China fertilizer /pesticide/ disinfectant registrations, EU PPP, EU BPR, US EPA pesticide. In addition, it has successfully offered compliance services for the registration of pesticides across Asia Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Myanmar and Thailand. To access the latest news in Agrochemicals in China visit our exclusive regulatory news portal under ChemLinked: https://agrochemical.chemlinked.com/.

Contact Us

Ms. Bella Tu

Tel: +86-571-87007547

Email: tuxiayi@reach24h.com

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BACKGROUND
China’s MEE published the draft revision of the Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances (MEP Order No.7) on Jul 9, with public comments accepted until Aug 16, 2019. The release of the draft is another important event in the management of new chemical substances and follows shortly after the Notice of IECSC Supplementation issued by MEE on Jun 21(see CL free webinar).

The key points of this draft echo and expand on the content outlined in the Regulation on Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances issued by MEE on Jan 8, 2019 (see CL free webinar), and thoroughly flesh out the mechanisms of China’s new chemical substance management scheme.
CONTENTS
  • Revision background and legislative progress
  • Interpretation of the draft revision
  • Pertinent suggestions to companies
*To have a better chance of your questions being addressed during the webinar, you’re welcome to email us the questions before the webinar.
SPEAKERS
English session:

Ms. Ting SHEN

Senior Chemical Regulatory Consultant of REACH24H

Ting currently, she focuses on chemical regulatory affairs in China, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, and                                           other Asian Pacific countries. Ting has provided practical advice for dozens if foreign companies to                                           meet regulatory compliance requirements in these regions.

Chinese session:

Ms. Tina TONG
Regulatory Affairs Consultant of REACH24H

Tina earned her Master's degree in Pharmacology from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. She has 5 years’ experience in pharmacological and toxicological research...

SCHEDULE

Date

Language

Time
(GMT+8, China Standard Time)

Aug 8th, 2019

Chinese

10:00-11:00

English

21:30-22:30

 

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Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances (Draft Revision)

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Background:

The long-awaited amendments of Taiwan’s New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation were promulgated in March 2019. This webinar will mainly examine the notable amendments in the revised regulation and introduce approaching standard registration of the 106 priority existing chemical substances. In addition, questions that companies pay close attention to will get addressed during the webinar.

We cooperate with ERI to hold this webinar in three languages. Don’t forget to come!

Contents:

  1. Revision of Toxic and Chemical Substances of Concern Control Act
  2. Introduction to the Chemical Registration in Taiwan
  3. Revision of New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation
  4. Taiwan GHS (only in Chinese session)

Schedule:

Date Language Time
(GMT+8, China Standard Time)
May 30th, 2019 Chinese 10:00-11:00
Japanese 14:00-15:00
English 21:30-22:30

Speaker:

Chinese Session:

Dr. Wei-I Hung

Assistant Vice President
Environment Resource & Information Co., Ltd

Chemical Substances Registration Center, Taiwan EPA

Dr. Hung earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and the Doctor’s degree in Chemistry from Chung Yuan Christian University (including 1 year exchanging research program in Peking University). Dr. Hung possesses more than 10 years’ experience in Academic and Industrial research and development. With more than 20 scientific thesis publication, Dr. Hung’s professional field covers from polymer materials to photoelectronic elements.
Dr. Hung has become the Assistant Vice President of Environment Resource & Information Co., Ltd since year 2017 and works as the Director of the Chemical Registration (consulting and system maintenance project) Project under TCSB. His main missions include inter-project coordination, policy consulting with industries and TCSB, and also dossier review.

Mr. Sheng-Cyuan Tony Wang

Project manager
Environment Resource & Information Co., Lt
Chemical Substances Registration Center, Taiwan EPA

Mr. Wang earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University, and National Central University, respectively. Mr. Wang has more than 3 years of academic experience in biochemistry and biophysics featured on proteomics before he started the career in field of environmental and chemical managing consultant 5 years ago.
Mr. Wang has become the project manager since the Taiwanese Chemical Regulation Project implemented in the year 2014. He has participated in every improvement and amendment in Taiwanese chemical registration regulation. In addition to project management, he also takes part in dossier review.

Japanese Session:

Ms. Beiqi Lu

Consultant
REACH24H Consulting Group

Ms. Beiqi LU is experienced in providing regulatory consultancy for Japanese enterprises with compliance issues related to global GHS, China HazChem registration, Taiwan new and existing chemicals registration, China new chemicals registration, etc.

English Session:

Ms. Nadine He

Regulatory Analyst / Senior Editor
ChemLinked, REACH24H Consulting Group

Ms. Nadine He is a regulatory analyst and editor in ChemLinked. She focuses on the research of policies and regulations in regards to chemical management in Asia Pacific countries and regions. She provides global chemical industry up-to-the-minute regulatory news.

Organizer:

REACH24H is an internationally renowned technological services company with the headquarter in Hangzhou, China and branches in Ireland, the United States, and Taiwan. The company has a number of internationally certified toxicologists, specialized safety appraisers, and risk assessment experts. By creating a 24-hour global consulting service network and a technical experts team, REACH24H provides one-stop international market entrance services. Our services cover a broad range of industries such as industrial chemicals, agrochemicals, cosmetics, food and food contact materials, and consumer products. Service content includes product notification and registration, regulatory information, news and compliance warning, training seminars and open courses, as well as Internet-based supply chain management software.

“Value in Compliance” is REACH24H’s mission statement. Founded in 2009, REACH24H has provided technical supports for governments, associations and social organizations, served over 6,000 well-known companies and completed tens of thousands of projects from product notification, registration to consulting. To remove trade barriers and promote global trade integration, REACH24H has offered outstanding technical services. REACH24H is continually abided by a healthy, green, and sustainable development philosophy by adhering strictly to compliance service. Through assisting companies in carrying out risk assessments in advance, we can provide the most effective solutions and the most reliable support to our clients and vanguard people’s safety and well-being.

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Following the deadly explosion of a chemical plant in Yancheng, Eastern China earlier last month, Chinese authorities have been trying to manage the aftermath of this severe event which caused 78 deaths.

The explosion of the plant, which mainly produces pesticides, later was followed by the Zhangjiagang Environmental Protection Agency’s request for Zhangjiagang Win Hanverky Container Terminal Co., Ltd. to halt the loading and unloading of hazardous chemicals at the port over safety issues.

As Nora Wang from ChemLinked explains, in addition to the pledge of Jiangsu provincial government to cut the number of local chemical businesses from 5,433 in 2017 to under 1,000 by 2022, a total of 37 regions have been carrying out urgent inspections targeting vehicles transporting hazardous chemicals.

Concerns over safety in chemical plants and the transport of hazardous chemicals is no news for China. Following grave explosions associated to chemical plants back in 2007 and 2011, the Chinese government has shown initiative to further strengthen its regulations on chemicals and the transport of dangerous goods.

China ADR, JT/T617 was implemented in December 2018, following extensive consultations with international agencies and experts. JT/T617 specifically relied on EU’s TDG management as a relevant guide and its EU-ADR for its formulation. After all, according to China’s Ministry of Transport (MoT), in 2016 more than 1.6 billion tons of dangerous goods were transported in China, 60% of which on roads, highlighting the need for adequate regulations to ensure health and standards.

To follow on the latest on this topic, follow Nora Wang www.chemlinked.com.

On 10. May 2019 UMCO and REACH24H will hold a joint Seminar on the Transport of Dangerous Goods in China (in English) in the city of Hamburg. For more information go to: https://www.reach24h.com/en-us/webinar-seminar/item/1235-transport-of-dangerous-goods-in-china.html.

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In December 2018, REACH24H Consulting Group China successfully completed the union authorization of EU-BPR for two Asian companies, and successfully provided 13 European companies with support for union authorization/ same biocidal products authorization. This means that the companies represented by REACH24H have successfully crossed the technical trade barriers and taken an important step towards expanding in the EU market.

The active substance involved in this product authorization is calcium hypochlorite (CAS: 7778-54-3), which covers the following uses:

  1. PT2: Disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals;
  2. PT3: Veterinary hygiene;
  3. PT4: Food and feed area;
  4. PT5: Drinking water.

On December 14, 2016, the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) issued a resolution approving calcium hypochlorite for PT 2, 3, 4, 5. The EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA) subsequently issued a product authorization deadline for the product containing the active substance calcium hypochlorite on January 1, 2019 (see Figure 1).

FIG. 1 The deadline for EU union authorization of calcium hypochlorite products

EU BPR, which was formally implemented on September 1, 2013, not only has a long compliance cycle, heavy workload and high cost, but also strict and complex compliance requirements. Despite of the tight deadline for calcium hypochlorite, with the years of technical precipitation and project experience, REACH24H has maintained regular and efficient communications with European officials, specifically senior experts from technical teams, to give full support, and tailored solutions for customers to successfully solve the urgent corporate needs. As a happy result, in just a month REACH24H EU BPR team successfully assisted 13 European companies to complete the union/ national authorization compliance work for one biocidal product, and the team was proud to achieve this in a reduced time and at a lower cost.

The completion of BPR registration can not only well protect the interests of the claimant, but also greatly improve the market competitiveness of enterprises, allowing them to sieze the opportunity to explore the EU market, and achieve greater economic benefits. So far, EU BPR regulatory team in REACH24H has helped companies complete more than 100 EU applications, including nearly one hundred product authorization applications and over a dozen active substance supplier list applications and active substance approvals. In addition, the team has also supported a number of technical equivalence assessments. Last but not least, they have helped some small enterprises reduce their EU authority administration fee by applying for the prescribed SME discount (small and medium-sized enterprise) for evaluation applications. All in all, December was a truly challenging and rewarding month in terms of EU BPR.

About REACH24H Agrochem Department: Providing a bridge and link between European Union officials and Asian companies, REACH24H actively speak out on behalf of non-EU companies, enabling them to explore the trade of biocides in the EU and around the world. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us!

REACH24H Agrochem Department: +86 571-87006630

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On September 13, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China officially the Regulation on the Management of Pesticides which included a provision which added pesticide risk assessment reports to the pesticide registration data requirements. Although Chinese pesticide companies may already understand this new regulation, few of them were able to truly grasp the Ministry’s intention behind this measure. According to REACH24H risk assessment team’s data, more than 30% of Chinese pesticide companies have experienced wasteful registration fees and registration time since the new regulations were issued. What is more, some enterprises were forced to carry out large-scale changes and adjustments due to the inability to pass the registration review in accordance with the new regulations.

Among the more than 100 risk assessment report projects already carried out by our company, more than 50% of the products failed pass the first-stage risk assessment. After the second phase of in-depth changes and a new round of assessments, companies were reportedly still unable to obtain more than 20% of the total number of risk-controlled products, involving more than a dozen companies, of which old pesticide products account for the vast majority, like indoor sprays, etc.

So what is the purpose of the newly added risk assessment of the Ministry of Agriculture? Why do you want companies to learn and carry out on their own?

The answer is: let companies to consciously eliminate old products and allow them to conduct risk pre-assessments internally.

As we all know, most countries in the world deal with the risk assessment of pesticide products by requiring that companies submit various types of data. Regulators conduct risk assessments based on this data, with the possible adverse outcome that if the assessment fails, then registration, test costs and consulting fees are all lost.

At the moment, the EU and China have proposed new requirements for companies to submit their own risk assessment reports. This is also founded on the government's desire for companies to have a more thorough understanding of their own products. This means not simply analyzing a product based on its expected market performance, but also fully understanding their value from the point of view of efficacy, health, environment, dietary impacts, and resistance. Chinese pesticide companies must accurately understand the product's life cycle and future potential, so as to develop business strategies, improve business conditions, and help with the sustainable development of the industry.

To achieve this, officers responsible for pesticide registration play a pivotal role, as their professional skills and the company’s vision will greatly determine whether it can achieve long-term stability. The registrar applicant needs to adapt his role in document editing and data collection to actually become a goalkeeper for product safety evaluation. If companies are able to adopt these guidelines, instead of blindly repeating previous experiences when applying for a registration, they may actually contribute to the long-term growth of the company and its products.

So how do you accurately apply risk assessment tools to conduct risk pre-assessment before registration?

1. Universal Application Method: before the product registration experiment

When a company and a laboratory sign a test contract and carry out efficacy, toxicology, physicochemical and environmental tests, the laboratory cannot guarantee that the product will pass the review and obtain the registration certificate. Therefore, before signing a contract with the laboratory, the company should conduct a risk pre-assessment and determine the safety status of the product in advance to ensure that the cost is used in the right place.

Although there is no guarantee that the results of the pre-assessment will be consistent with the conclusions of the final risk assessment report, most of them will not be biased as long as they are carried out by professionals.

2. Applying pre-assessment methods before production

When Chinese pesticide companies develop new products, they generally assess the possible effects and market prospect, yet often overlook the preconditions for new products to be listed. Can the product’s risk be controlled? Is it possible to successfully obtain a registration certificate?

When developing a new product, each step of production and registration is a huge investment, and one mistake can lead to tens of millions in losses, all of which has made risk assessment the basis and key for enterprise risk control. In China, specifically, the risk pre-assessment of new products is very difficult to carry out, as many products lack the corresponding data support, and all the complete registration data may require tens of millions of RMB in cost. Therefore, it is recommended that non-test methods such as Read-Across and QSAR can be used to predict the nature of new products and conduct risk pre-assessment in advance.

3. Special application method: new formula and new dosage form, new crop, new application method before application

Finally, due to the resistance of the pesticide itself and changes in the environment, the risk assessment result for the product will also change with the understanding of the human pesticide, use, and the improvement of the level of protection. Therefore, it would be highly recommended that personnel in charge of pesticide registration in Chinese companies incorporate new ideas and concepts as soon as possible, using risk assessment tools, thus saving registration costs, improving their understanding of the quality of their products, planning production and product layouts in advance more efficiently, and realizing the enterprise's own contribution to the sustainable development of the pesticides industry in China.

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