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(Seminar) REACH24H Europe Seminar 2014: to Understand China’s Fast Developing Regulatory Environment

While China’s chemical industry is fast developing, the country’s legislators maintain high speed to implement robust monitoring mechanism which encompasses several key regimes with Decree 591 standing out as paramount legal framework adopting chemical controlling measures to preside over the safety, health and environment issues. Dedicated to delivering updated regulatory progress, insightful expert opinions and cutting-edge solutions to those rising barriers, our seminars this year are placing weight on the “changing” regulatory environment in China, going straight to major revisions in regulations of critical importance. In the meantime, we will discuss during the events a series of vital definitions, technical points and interpretations to principal national standards hampering smooth business in Chinese market.

London Seminar: May 22nd
Frankfurt Seminar: May 27th
Barcelona Seminar: May 29th

To register, please click to register London Seminar, click to Frankfurt Seminar, and click to register Barcelona Seminar.
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There’re several notable points in this year’s seminars that deserve your special attention:

I. The Regulation Updates
Underestimate China’s response to the call for updating the published regulations would end up with big surprise. In this year’s event, you will find introductions to the latest National Standard—GB 30000 for chemical classification and labeling and GB/T 17519-2013 for SDS compilation requirements. In terms of New Chemical Substance Management, the revised“Chemical Testing Guidelines” has been the center of debate since its publication, which will also be addressed. Generally speaking, the regulatory updates largely reflect the direction to which the future development is heading, an integral part of overall EHS practice in China you don’t want to miss.

II. The Practice of Documentation
With a hope to assist better understanding on those tricky points in SDS compiling, our expert will not only present detailed interpretation on every single section of a standard SDS in China but also select out flawed document to highlight how to correctly conduct SDS compilation in line with Chinese requirements. As one component of all regulatory documents submitted to various authorities along the entire product supply chain, a compliant SDS document would significantly reduce the amount of time and money for foreign chemical companies seeking business opportunities in China.

III. Risk Assessment in China
The rapid improvement of chemical regulation in China can be better illustrated if you look at the development of risk assessment in China. We will pay special attention this time to how risk assessment has been growing to become a key to the overall compliance work in China, explaining certain determinant factors such as hazardous evaluation, identification, exposure assessment and risk characterization.

IV. Interpretation on Core Regulatory Articles
According to the pre-event survey, we have noticed certain areas in China’s chemical regulation that demand more clarified interpretation. This year’s seminars will dedicate to participants of all levels of regulatory knowledge basis, which would enable you to have a review as well as keener understanding of those core articles, concerning a couple of fundamental issues that are causing confusion companies newly involved in China’s chemical regulatory affairs.

V. Comparison with EU chemical regulation
Despite there’re many regulations in China emulate the regulations in EU, what really help EU companies enhance understanding to China regulations lies in knowing how these barriers differ from those in EU. Thanks to our extensive experiences in dealing with EU REACH and CLP regulation, we are able to deliver knowledge to explain those differences, both statutorily and in practical activities.

I. China GHS
China’s adoption of UN GHS (global harmonized system) can be traced back to early 1990s. After more than 20 years’ development, now the GHS system in China has grown to become a behemoth regime that encompasses a number of Orders, Measures and Standards released by different government sectors. We’d like to explain China GHS in the following areas:
*China GHS System
>> legal framework in China
>> development and competent authorities
>> regulatory system of hazardous chemical management
>> In-depth reading into China GHS-related national standards
>> C&L inventory
*China GHS Compliance Requirements
>> classification
>> detailed interpretation of SDS (section by section)
>> detailed interpretation of label (including all the elements)
>> emergence Telephone number
>> other obligation
*Compliance Solutions and Suggestions on China GHS
>> case study on flawed SDS
>> differences in classifications between EU CLP and China GHS

II. China New Chemical Substance Notification (Order 7, a.k.a. China Reach)
This regulation is released by Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), which aims to supervise the production, import/export, use, storage, transport and environmental impact of all new chemicals in Chinese territory. The Regulation came into force in 2010 and had met with several revisions due to the increased needs to control over new chemicals in China. We would like to address the regulation on the following key areas:
*Notification Scope
>> stakeholders
>> applicable products
>> applicable activities
>> applicable territory
*Different Notification Types, Their Respective Costs and Time Spans
>> regular notification
>> simplified notification
>> scientific research record notification
*Difference Exemption Types
>> different management requirements on ingredient and finished goods
>> how to understand the “article” in New Chemical Substance Notification
>> processed natural occurring products
>> different management requirements on different types of intermediates
*Notification Procedure
>> data-sharing in regular and simplified notification
>> several special forms of regular notification
>> how to conduct repeat notification
>> the minimum data requirements to different tonnage bands
>> mandatory testing items carried out in China
>> how to choose a laboratory
>> development of in-vitro testing method
*Identification of Special Substance
>> insoluble substance
>> self-ignite substance
>> hydrolysis substance
*Administration and Inspection
>> competent authority
>> legal liability
*Risk Assessment
>> definition of chemical risk assessment
>> risk assessment development in China
>> comparison of risk assessments under Order 7 and EU REACH
>> comparison of risk assessments under Order 22 and China Reach

III. Hazardous Chemical Management in China (Order 53 & Order 22)
Order 53 is the latest regulation released by State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) to enhance control on hazardous chemicals in Chinese mainland. It is a key regulation in China that takes special concern on hazardous chemical’s production, import/export, use, storage, transport and waste disposal. Published also by Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), Order 22 put focus specifically on the environmental impact of hazardous chemicals in mainland China. It came into force in March 2013 and echoes to the “Twelfth Five Year Plan” for sustainably developing the country’s economy. Here are the main points we’d like to explain in detail:
For Order 53:
*Legislation Background and Revision
*Registration Scope and Companies Affected
*Registration Procedure and Information Requirements
*Testing and Data-sharing
*Hazard Identification
*Latest Development and Case Study
For Order 22:
*Legislation Background
*Registration Scope and Companies Affected
*Environment Risk Assessment Report
>> exposure scenario
>> environment risk
>> risk control
>> prevention measures
*Registration Procedure
*Administration, inspection and supervision

IV. Korean REACH
The Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals of Korea (a.k.a “K-REACH”) was passed on Apr 30, 2013. It is regarded as the first REACH-style chemical regulation adopted in an Asian country. K-REACH manages new chemical substances, existing chemical substances and downstream products by prescribing the requirements for registration, hazard evaluation and risk assessment.
*Legislation Background
>>registration deadline
>> registration of new and existing substances
>> exemption
>> notification
>> annual report
>> legal liability
*Regulatory Obligation
>> annual report
>> registration
>> notification
*Comparison with EU REACH and China Reach

This year’s seminars consist of knowledge and expertise that would enable following groups of audiences to grasp deeper understanding of China’s chemical regulatory environment and how it is impacting their businesses:
1. EHS professionals directly involved in practice of regulatory compliance in China
2. Decision-makers for their companies’ regulatory strategy in China
3. Experts paying close attention to China’s testing method development
4. Specialist assuming the responsibility to ensure compliance on whole supply chain
5. Business developer who seek opportunities in Chinese chemical market


Eric Sun

Senior Expert in China GHSWith his solid academic background in chemistry, toxicology and environment science, Mr. Sun is a key member of REACH24H to offer GHS compliance solution for companies from around the world. Throughout the years, his expertise has been reinforced by rich experiences in compiling SDS and labeling documentation for over 3000 products and has delivered in more than 20 seminars in-depth interpretations of GHS and hazardous chemical management in China. Meanwhile as a seasoned GHS trainer, Eric has been able to provide sophisticated coaching support for more than 20 companies worldwide.

Mona Zhang

Senior Expert in China’s New Chemical Substance Notification
Miss Zhang has been key member in REACH24H’s expert team, with profound knowledge on new chemical substance notification, testing report auditing, dossier compilation as well as overall compliance strategy analysis. Her vast experiences in undertaking more than 80 new chemical substance notification projects has enabled her to conduct a first-ever new chemical substance compliance research program in China that aims to explain pivotal technical know-how ranging from testing and data-sharing to the identification of special substances.

Helen Ye

Senior expert in global chemical regulation and now managing director of regulatory affair department in REACH24HMiss Ye has been providing chemical regulatory consultancy since 2007 and has successfully led the technical team of REACH24H to solve EU REACH regulatory issues for more than 4000 thousands clients from all over the world. She has been the key person in REACH24H’s communication with enforcement authorities both from China and abroad, such as ECHA, CRC-MEP, NRCC, etc. Her current focus is on chemical regulations based in China, including China New Chemical Substance Notification, China GHS, China Cosmetics and Hazardous Chemical Management in China. She has comprehensive understanding of regulatory affairs in China and rich experiences in providing solutions in serving company’s regulatory compliance need before they enter Chinese market.

Lynn Huang

Ms. Huang is a recognized professional consultant for Global Chemical regulations, specializing not only in China Reach, China GHS, but also regulations from US, EU and other countries or regions.Lynn Huang is responsible for business collaboration with Australian, Swiss, Russia, Indonesia and Japan partners as well as serves REACH24H VIP clients. She has gathered extensive experience in Chinese and Europe chemical regulation compliance practices and is professional in helping international companies in solving global chemical regulatory affairs they faced. She is also an experienced speaker who gives presentation in REACH24H’s annual seminars around the globe.

Richard Davey

Accounts and International Business Development Manager, NCEC (Ricardo-AEA)
As an Account Manager for the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), Richard has a proven track record of understanding client requirements, building highly effective customer relationships and translating complex regulatory and technical issues into meaningful business solutions and opportunities.
Managing NCEC’s key customers, consisting of around 50 of the world’s top 100 chemicals manufacturers, Richard has used his experience to develop an International network of intermediaries through EMEA and Asia-Pacific (specifically China, Korea and Japan).
Richard was also heavily involved in the development and management of the NCECs Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management system, helping companies around the world to efficiently comply with regulations and proactively manage their supply chain risk.
Studying Biochemistry as part of his University degree and working closely with NCEC’s Emergency Responders (with 40 years of heritage in emergency response provision), Richard has used his experience to deliver presentations on the international circuit, covering chemical risk topics such as REACH, disaster management, emergency planning and emergency response best practice.


Time Topic
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Speech
9:10 – 9:40 Introduction of Chemical Regulatory Structure in China
9: 40 – 10:20 Overview of Decree 591
10:20 – 10:30 Q&A session
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 China GHS
11:45 – 12:05 Q&A session
12:05 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Chemical New Chemical Substance Notification
14:00 – 14:20 Q&A session
14:20 – 14:35 Coffee Break
14:35 – 15: 35 Hazardous Chemical Management in China
15:35 – 15:55 Q&A session
15:55 – 16:30 Korean REACH
16:30 – 16:40 Q&A session
16:40 – 17:00 Introduction of REACH24H


Early Bird Fee (to register before May 9th):
London Seminar: GBP 300
Frankfurt Seminar: EUR 350
Barcelona Seminar: EUR 350
Regular Fee:
London Seminar: GBP 400 (ends on May 20th)
Frankfurt Seminar: EUR 450 (ends on May 25th)
Barcelona Seminar: EUR 450 (ends on May 27th)

To register, please fill into the registration form and send it to

For Seminar in London:
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
Surrounded by designer boutiques and luxury shopping, Millennium Hotel London is just 150 metres from Knightsbridge Underground Station. The Museum Mile is a 10-minute walk, and Hyde Park is 300 metres away.
Address: 17 Sloane St, London SW1X 9NU, UK

For Seminar in Frankfurt:
Fleming's Conference Hotel Frankfurt
Situated in the Bockenheim district of Frankfurt, this 4-star hotel enjoys excellent links with theA66 motorway, and is just a short walk away from the Industriehof underground station. From the nearby underground station, you can reach Frankfurt Central Station and the Frankfurt Trade Fair in less than 15 minutes.
Address: Elbinger Straße 1-3, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

For Seminar in Barcelona:
Situated on the famous Ramblas, Hotel Serhs Rivoli Rampla has a beautiful interior courtyard and a terrace from where you can enjoy views over the Gothic Quarter while you sip an espresso. The Rivoli Ramblas Hotel Barcelona is a celebration of the Art Deco style which has become a signature of this Catalan city. It only takes you 5 minutes to arrive Cathedral of Barcelona from the hotel.
Address: La Rambla, 128, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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