Interpretation on Imported Paints Filing Guidance Documents
18 May 2021 Import,Paint,Filing,Registration,Guidance,Customs
According to the "Order of the General Administration of Customs. P.R.China" (No. 238, No. 240) and the "Announcement of the General Administration of Customs. P.R.China" (No. 34 of 2018), manufacturers, importers or import agents of Imported Paints (Hereinafter referred to as the filing applicant) may apply to the filing agency for the filing of imported paints as needed. The operation process is as follows: 1. Apply for filing The filing application should be submitted to...
Unqualified Cases of VOCs in the Coatings Industry in China
30 April 2021 China,VOC,Coating,Unqualified,Case,Testing
From December 1, 2020, the new national standards for coatings, inks, adhesives and cleaning agents have been officially implemented. The implementation and supervision of the new national standard has played an important role in China's environmental protection, and can also further regulate the healthy development of the industry. The new national standards not only control domestic coatings, imported coatings are also the subject of supervision by Chinese customs. Recentl...
Consumer Products will be Inspected under REACH and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulatory Compliance
30 April 2021 REACH,POP,Persistent,Organic,Pollutants,Consumer,Chemical
Recently, ECHA Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated controls of consumer products. The Forum agreed that inspectors will be able to check whether products comply with many different restrictions for hazardous substances under REACH and POPs. Specific types of material such as rubber, plastic or textiles, are subject to the duties under REACH and POPs. In this way each product can be controlled by sever...
Huangpu Customs Seized Imported Coatings with Hazardous Substances Exceeding the Standards
26 April 2021 Coating,Hazardous,Substance,China,Standards,Check,Spot
On March 12 2021, Xinsha Customs has detected 2 batches of imported coatings with hazardous substances exceeding the standards and the customs has issued "Inspection and Quarantine Processing Notice" for return processing in accordance with regulations. The Customs inspected the two batches of coatings on site and sent them to the laboratory for testing. It was found that the total content of glycol ethers and ether esters, and the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydroc...
U.S is Updating the Consumer Product Safety Commission
9 April 2021 US,CPSC,Consumer,Products,Review,Inspection
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with CBP, is expanding the roll out of Two Way Messaging to all commercial brokers on March 22, 2021. All products within their jurisdiction will be marked for review. The CPSC has been upgraded to a participating government agency (PGA), participating in customs declaration, and adding new regulations: even if the imported goods pass the declaration, if the CPSC does not release, they can’t be sold and can onl...
U.S. EPA Releases TSCA Final Rules for Controlling Five PBT Hazardous Substances
19 March 2021 TSCA,US,PBT,Substance,Hazardous,Rule
In January 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final rules for the control of hazardous substances, in order to reduce exposure to substances, mixtures or articles that containing persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT). These five substances include decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE), phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)), 2,4,6-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol (2,4,6-TTBP), hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), pentachlorothiophenol (PCTP). The rules...
Glad Tidings - CIRS C&K Testing is Accredited for CMA Qualification of the New National Standards for VOCs
5 March 2021 VOC,CMA,Qualification,Testing,National,Standards
In February 2021, the government commissioned an evaluation expert team to verify the CMA qualification of C&K Testing Laboratory. C&K Testing has successfully passed the on-site review of all testing items of VOCs new national standards in this application for expansion, and has obtained the qualification of China Inspection Body and Laboratory Mandatory Approval (CMA) for testing relevant standards for coatings, inks, adhesives and cleaning agents, etc. On July 3,...
Product Quality Standards On Content of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Implemented from 1 December 2020
31 December 2020 China,VOC,National,Standard,Product,Quality
From December 1st, 2020, “Limit of volatile organic compounds content in adhesive” (GB33372-2020), “Limit of volatile organic compounds content in cleaning agents” (GB38508-2020), “Limit of harmful substances of industrial protective coatings” (GB30981- 2020), “Limit of harmful substances of architectural wall coatings” (GB 18582-2020), “Limit of harmful substances of woodenware coatings” (GB18581-2020)and other national standards came into force effectiv...
Free Webinar: Introduction of New China VOCs National Standards
29 December 2020 China,VOC,National,Standards,Free,Webinar
Introduction In 2020 many China national standards of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) have been released by China authorities. Relative testing methods and limit values of VOCs in different industries including Coating, Adhesive, Ink, Cleaning agents, etc. are specified. Most VOC national standards have been implemented since Dec 1st 2020. The expert from CIRS would like to use this webinar to help industries understand and comply with the standards, Time Language Date Tim...
Focusing on VOC New National Standard Testing-Winning the Battle against Air Pollution
27 October 2020 VOC,China,National,Standard,Testing,Air,Pollution
In 2018, in order to speed up the improvement of environmental air quality, State Council proposed the "three-year action plan to fight air pollution". On May 15th, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the "2020 Volatile Organic Compounds Governance Plan (Draft for Comments)", which clearly stated that from July 1st, 2020, the production, sales and use of ship coatings and floor coatings should meet the newly promulgated and implemented national product harmf...
China Announced 41 Batches of Unqualified Children’s Products from January to May
12 June 2020 China,Unqualified,Products,Children,Customs,Safety,Quality
41 batches of imported children's products with unqualified formaldehyde content, pH value, etc., involving Brand H&M, ZARA, Lego, Qiaohu On May 30th, 2020, General Administration of Customs, P.R.China announced the quality and safety of some imported children’s products that were unqualified by the customs from January to May 2020, involving 6 category of 41 batches imported children’s products such as clothing and toys, etc. Unqualified imported children's products...
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must Comply with EU REACH
24 April 2020 REACH,CE,Certification,PPE,SVHC
Recently, European Safety Federation has published an article on its official website regarding "counterfeiting" CE certificate of some current personal protective equipment (PPE). The article made it clear that protective masks (type FFP2 or FFP3), protective glasses and face shields, protective gloves and garments, etc., should meet the requirements of REACH Regulation besides the CE certification. In the following, C&K Testing will fully interpret the duties and oblig...
California Adopted No Significant Risk Level for Styrene
19 May 2017 US, Prop 65, styrene, NSRL
On May 4, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Oehha) approved the amendment of Proposition 65 to adopt the identification of the No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for styrene of 27 micrograms per day (μg/day)....
Interpretation to chemical restrictions of new EU Ecolabel for wood flooring
22 February 2017 Ecolabel, wood, flooring, chemical
The Official Journal of the European Union released Decision (EU) 2017/176 on 2 Feb. 2017 to notify the update of EU Ecolabel for wood flooring on 25 Jan. 2017. The Ecolabel is applied to wood-, cork- and bamboo-based floor coverings. The revised criteria, along with the related assessment and verification requirements should be valid for six years from the date of notification of this Decision....
EN 71-12 N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances updated to version 2016
16 February 2017 toys, EN71, elastomers, N-nitrosatable,nitrosamines
On 21 December 2016, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) updates EN 71-12:2016 N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances, which will be transposed to standards of Member States before June 2017 at the latest. By the time, the new version will supersede EN 71-12:2013 and cancel conflicting standards. Major amendments in EN 71-12:2016: 1. Revise the definition for “finger paint” so that it is in line with that in the European Standard Finger paints - Requir...
Maine looks to designate decaBDE, HBCD as priority chemicals
14 October 2016 decaBDE, HBCD
Maine's environmental protection department (DEP) has proposed a rule to designate decaBDE and HBCD as priority chemicals under the Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products law. It would apply to manufacturers of a range of products that intentionally contain the flame retardants when used in a non-polymeric, additive form. The rule proposes covering: l childcare articles, sleepwear, toys, clothing and footwear; l electronic devices; and l household furniture and furnishings,...
[AQSIQ] Monthly overview report of AQSIQ notifications on imported goods in June 2016
1 August 2016 recall, China, AQSIA, import
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 39 batches of imported industrial goods, which were found non-compliant during inspection and quara...
China plans to cut down VOCs in key industries
14 July 2016 VOC, volatile organic compound
On 8 July 2016, Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Ministry of Finance have printed and issued a notification on cutting down volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in key industries including petroleum refining an...
Guideline for Air Quality Assessment of Passenger Car to be mandatory
3 February 2016 auto,mandatory,air
On 22 January 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection publicised H.B.K.J.H. [2016] No. 150, intending to change GB/T 27630-2011 (recommended standard) into a mandatory one (GB standard) on 22 January 2016. The standard should ...
US NGO advocates stricter enforcement on phthalates in toys
30 November 2015 NGO,advocates,stricter,enforce
Recently, a US non-governmental organisation-- The Public Interest Research Group (RIRG) called for vigorous enforcement on consumer safety and phthalate bans on toys....