China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on October 13 released a list of 23 substances that have been added to the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China. The newly added chemicals are listed in the table below.
|2||Hexadecylsulphonic acid sodium salt|
|4||Benzoyl chloride, 2,3,4,5-tetrafluoro-|
|14||Divanadium tris (sulfate)|
|16||Boron trifluoride acetonitrile complex|
|19||Iron oxide (Fe2O3), mixed with silica, calcined|
These new chemicals were added to the inventory after companies and industry groups submitted requests for their addition and the ministry examined them and confirmed that they met the criteria for addition specified by the Measures on the Environmental Management and Registration of New Chemical Substances and the Guidelines for the Environmental Management and Registration of New Chemical Substances.
In an announcement in June 2019, the ministry stated that companies and relevant industry groups may request that substances which had been produced in or imported into China before October 15, 2003 be added to the inventory. Many companies, including Japanese-owned firms, and industry groups have submitted this request.
The official list of the newly added substances (in simplified Chinese) is available at