Managing China GHS Compliance


China GHS will affect both Chinese and non-Chinese companies dealing with hazardous chemicals in China. All companies placing hazardous chemicals on the Chinese market are currently required to provide labelling and safety data sheets (SDS) in line with China GHS national standards for the chemicals from 1 May 2011. An appropriate emergency telephone number inside China mainland is also required in the SDS and label. Moreover, non-Chinese companies will be included in addition to Chinese companies who require registration of hazardous substances in the revised Decree (No. 591). The REACH24H eBook 'Managing China GHS Compliance' integrates three essential China GHS GB standards and the Regulations on the Control over Safety of Hazardous Chemicals Decree No 591 in English. Special thanks to NRCC China - National Registration Center for Chemicals of the State Administration for Work Safety.

Jun. 2011


  • 1. Background of China GHS
  • 2. China GHS legislation
    • 2.1 The 26 Chinese national standards introducing the technical requirements of China GHS classification criteria.
    • 2.2 Compulsory and recommended China GHS Standards
      • 2.2.1 Compulsory Standards
      • 2.2.2 Recommended Standard
    • 2.3 "Measures on Hazardous Substance Registration"
    • 2.4 "Regulations on the Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals" (Decree No. 591)
    • 2.5 Other GHS relevant administrative regulations and national standards
  • 3. Main obligations under Decree 591 concerning GHS
    • 3.1 Update of classification and labelling by 1 May 2011.
    • 3.2 Immediate update of Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
    • 3.3 Registration of Hazardous Chemicals to the NRCC
    • 3.4 Use an appropriate emergency telephone number
  • 4. Further obligations proposed in Decree No. 591
    • 4.1 New Chemical Substance Notification
    • 4.2 Hazardous Chemical Substance Notification
    • 4.3 Other obligations
  • 5. Sample of SDS/label in line with China GHS
    • 5.1 Sample of SDS
    • 5.2 Sample of label
  • Annex I General rules for the classification and hazard communication of chemicals
  • Annex II General rules for preparation of precautionary labeling for chemicals
  • Annex III Safety Data Sheet for Chemical Products-Content and Order of Sections
  • Annex IV Regulations on the Control over Safety of Hazardous Chemicals (Decree No. 591)

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