REACH refers to the European Union Regulation No. 1907/2006 on the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals, namely, Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical. REACH is a mandatory regulation for the EU to conduct early warning management of all chemicals entering its markets. It builds a vast chemical management system that requires manufacturers, importers and downstream users of chemicals to be responsible for the safety of the chemicals used in their products to protect human health and the environment. The REACH Regulation is fully implemented by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).


Standard and regulatory requirements


REACH is the abbreviation of the European Union Regulations on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. It was fully implemented on June 1, 2007. REACH replaces the current 40 EU regulations and becomes a uniform set of regulations governing the registration, evaluation, licensing and restriction of chemicals.

The REACH regulation divides the existence of substances into three categories: Substance itself, substances in Mixtures, and substances in Articles. REACH has a comprehensive registration and evaluation system covering more than 30,000 chemicals, covering almost all products exported to the EU (except food, medicines and pesticides). In response to the SVHC requirements of the REACH Regulation, all links in the supply chain are subject to corresponding obligations:

Relevant requirements for the export of terminal products to EU countries:

Substances of Very High Concern SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) has been classified as SVHC candidate substances by a total of 169 species. REACH 169 SVHC List Download


The Environmental Management Measures for New Chemical Substances was promulgated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China and will be implemented as of October 15, 2010.

Producers or importers of new chemical substances must declare before the production or before importing, and receive the Environmental Management Registration Certificate for New Chemical Substances (hereinafter referred to as the “Registration Certificate”). New chemical substances that do not have a registration certificate are prohibited from being produced, imported and processed. New chemical substances that have not obtained a registration certificate or are not filed for filing shall not be used for scientific research.

New chemical substances are required to complete the registration before import or production, including scientific research filing, simple declaration and regular declaration; the new materials and chemical safety reports may be included in the application materials.

According to the identification and classification standards of chemical hazard characteristics, new chemical substances are classified into general new chemical substances and dangerous new chemical substances. Among the dangerous new chemical substances, the chemical substances with persistent, bioaccumulative, ecological and human health hazard characteristics are listed as key environmental management hazardous new chemical substances.


Law on the Restriction of the Examination and Manufacturing of Chemical Substances (referred to as the "Chemical Review Law").

Introduction to regulations

The Japanese Chemical Review Law was administered by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE). It was officially promulgated in 1973.

In 2009, the revised version of the Japanese Chemical Review Law was officially released to assist Japan in achieving the goal of sound management of SAICM chemicals in the United States in 2020. The review law passed through inter-departmental cooperation among the three provinces to prevent environmental pollution caused by chemicals. The hazard required to prioritize the specific hazard of the new chemical before it is manufactured or imported for industrial use. The changes in the revised Japanese version of the trial method are mainly reflected in the introduction of CSCL into risk-based chemical management regulations and regulations, the introduction of an integrated management system covering existing chemical substances, the requirements for the rational supervision of chemical substances in the supply chain, evaluation and management. Rationalization of the framework and requirements to inform relevant departments of chemical information, etc.