The General Administration of Customs of China has issued a decision (Decree No. 257 of the General Administration of Customs) on the repeal of certain departmental regulations on March 1, 2022. The regulations to be repealed by Decree No. 257 include the “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Imported Paint Inspection”. The decision on the repeal will take effect on March 1, 2022, the date of the announcement. The above-mentioned “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Imported Paint Inspection” stipulates the notification procedures to be implemented by imported paint producing companies, importing companies, and import agents. With the repeal of the Law, the notification system for imported paints will also be abolished. According to related sources, although the notification system will be abolished, the customs will continue to conduct sampling inspections, so related enterprises should be aware of this. In other words, from now on, related companies must fully check whether their paint products meet the limit of harmful substances stipulated in the relevant national standards (GB).
Paint Related National Standards (GB)
As mentioned above, the notification system for imported paints will be abolished, but related products must meet the requirements of relevant national standards and other requirements. The following are 7 national standards related to paints.
- GB 24409-2020limit of harmful substances of vehicle coatings
- GB 18581-2020 limit of harmful substances of woodenware coatings
- GB 18582-2020limit of harmful substances of architectural wall coatings
- GB 30981-2020limit of harmful substances of industrial protective coatings
- GB 33372-2020limit of volatile organic compounds content in adhesive
- GB 38507-2020limit of volatile organic compounds(VOCs) in printing ink
- GB 38508-2020limit for volatile organic compounds content in cleaning agents
The original text of the above decision can be viewed at the following URL (in simplified Chinese).