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Between the Old and the New Scheme: Management of New Chemical Substances in China


Nora Wang, Nadine He, Lancy Chen


The existing regulatory framework for new chemical substances in China has been put in place for nearly a decade, delivering tangible results in advancing chemical management and promoting the well-regulated development of the chemical sector. In April this year, to address problems identified in its implementation, the Chinese authorities introduced a new scheme, known as MEE Order No. 12, which will take effect starting from 1 January 2021. With an enhanced focus on environmental risks, the new scheme is expected to enable more efficient and targeted regulation and contribute to the country’s environmental protection efforts.

Nora Wang is senior editor of the chemical portal of ChemLinked, a regulatory information platform with REACH24H <>. Nadine He is chief editor of the chemical portal of ChemLinked <>. Lancy Chen is senior regulatory consultant of REACH24H <>.


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