On 10 November 2016, the WTO/TB 71th regular meeting was held in Geneva. On the same day, Chemicals Research Review Base under Shanghai Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China convened specialists to hold TBT Notification Conference for Chemicals Review in the rear to response to the Chinese delegation so as to fully show the interest pursuits for the Chinese industries. Ms. Laura Ho, technician of Hangzhou C&K Testing Technic Co., Ltd. also attended the conference. 

In the conference, more than 20 specialists formed their opinions and suggestions for 4 foreign chemical regulations.

Specialists are in discussion

Ms. Laura Ho, the second from the right

Specialists present discussed the limit rationale, support for developing countries, transitional periods and feasibility of substitute technology in view of the new PFOA restriction under REACH Regulation, which attracts widely concern among Chinese businesses. The opinions formed had been submitted to the Chinese delegation in Geneva before the opening of Sino-euro consultation. Four hours later, EU recognises the rationality of the aforesaid concerns and says European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will further discuss about those issues.

Three trade concerns proposed by the Shanghai TBT Notification Review Conference for Chemicals account for half of the talk topics between two delegations.

Photo of attendees

Ms. Laura Ho, technician of C&K Testing, the seventh from the left in the second row

As a well-known third-party testing body in China, C&K Testing has focused on research and testing of regulations at home and aboard, involving food and food-related products, cosmetics, environment, consumer products, industrial goods, chemicals. The chance to attend the meeting also shows the recognition for the technical strength of C&K Testing. We will continue to fix our focus on technical regulations around the globe to help businesses ensure product information, quality and safety by rendering professional solutions.