On December 22, 2021, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment released on its website a list of 11 chemicals it will add to the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC) The ministry reviewed these chemicals and confirmed that they met the criteria for addition to the IECSC 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, after companies and industry groups submitted requests for their addition.
The English names of the 11 substances are as follows:
|4||Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy, C12-13-branched alkyl esters||1471312-26-1|
|7||Benzyl glycidyl ether||2930-05-4|
|9||4′-Bromomethyl-biphenyl-2- carboxylic acid tert-butylester||114772-40-6|
* On June 21, 2019, the ministry published the “Notice on Additions to and Maintenance of the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China,” and stated that companies and industry groups can request the addition of new substances to the IECSC if they have been produced in or imported into China before October 15, 2003. Many companies, including Japanese-owned firms, and industry groups have submitted this request.
The official list of the chemicals that have been added to the inventory (in simplified Chinese) is available at: