Annual Reporting for all New and Existing substances is open for submission between 1st April 2020 and 30th September 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

The list can be found in Appendix 6 of the Regulations of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration or contact us at [email protected]

The duration of Confidential Business Information (CBI) under the TCCSCA is:

Standard Registration for New Chemical Substance and small quantity registration for Polymer of Low Concern: 5 years.

Simplified Registration and Small Quantity Registration of New Chemical Substance: 2 years.

Standard Registration for Existing Chemical Substance: 5 years. 

The duration of CBI for Existing Chemical Substance can be extended to 15 years (Max.) for New Chemical Substance and 10 years (Max.) for Existing Chemical Substance.

Registrant can apply for an extension of the confidentiality periods three to six months before the expiry of the confidentiality period.

Taiwanese manufacturers, importers and Third-Party Representatives (TPR) based in Taiwan can register under the TCCSCA.

Non-Taiwanese companies are not allowed to submit substance registrations directly and they cannot appoint a TPR to register substances on their behalf. The regulations only authorize Taiwanese importers or manufacturers to appoint a TPR to assume their chemical registration responsibilities.

In the case of Confidential Business Information (CBI), non-Taiwanese companies may communicate with Taiwanese importers and register via a TPR.

According to the TCCSCA, non-Taiwanese companies are not allowed to submit substance registrations directly and they cannot appoint a TPR to register substances on their behalf. The regulations only authorize Taiwanese importers or manufacturers to appoint a TPR to assume their chemical registration responsibilities.

However, in the case of Confidential Business Information (CBI), non-Taiwanese companies should communicate with Taiwanese importers and appoint a TPR to comply with the TCCSCA.

GPC is in the process of setting up a Taiwan based office to provide our TPR services. We are willing to guide you through TCCSCA compliance process and ensure you and your company to stay competitive in the Taiwanese market. Our TCCSCA compliance services include:

  • Appointment of Third-Party Representative.
  • Annual Reporting between 1 April and 30 September.
  • Communication with information down and up in the supply chain.

 

Both existing chemical substances listed in Chemical Substance Nomination and Notification (CSNN) and new chemical substances.  

The following substances are exempted from registration.  

  • Substances that occur in nature.  

  • Chemical substances in machines or equipment for test run purposes.  

  • Inseparable intermediates from chemical reactions in the reaction vessel or production process.  

  • Chemical substances for national security or national defense purposes.  

  • Chemical substances under customs supervision.  

  • Chemical wastes produced or released from an industrial process.  

  • By-products or impurities that are of no commercial application.  

  • Mixtures; but individual constituents of mixtures shall not be applied to the Article.  

  • Articles.  

  • Polymers that the 2% Rule is applicable and listed on the inventory of existing chemical substances. 

 

In addition, the regulation is not applicable to substances or articles that are regulated by the following Acts:  

  •  Agro-pesticides, as defined by the Agro-pesticides Management Act 

  •  Feeds and feed additives, as defined by the Feed Control Act 

  • Fertilizers, as defined by the Fertilizer Management Act 

  • Veterinary drugs, as defined by the Veterinary Drugs Control Act 

  • Medicaments, as defined by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act 

  • Controlled drugs, as defined by the Controlled Drugs Act 

  • Cosmetic(s), as defined by the Statute for Control of Cosmetic Hygiene 

  • Foods, food additives, food utensils, food containers or packaging, and food cleansers, as defined by the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation 

  • Tobacco products, as defined by the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act 

  • Tobacco and alcohol, as defined by the Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act 

  • Radioactive materials, as defined by the Atomic Energy Act and the Ionizing Radiation Protection Act 

  • Industrial use explosive materials, as defined by the Industrial Explosives Administrative Act 

  • Chemicals regulated by the Montreal Protocol under the Air Pollution Control Act 

  • Environmental agents, as defined by the Environmental Agents Control Act 

  • Toxic chemical substances, as defined by the Act. 

On 16 January 2019, Taiwan has amended the country’s toxic chemical law from Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act and renamed it to Toxic Chemicals and Concerned Substances Control Act (TCCSCA). Under the new Act, manufacturers or importers of new substances or existing chemical substances must apply to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) for chemical substances registration. From 1 January 2020, manufacturers or importers who manufacture or import any Existing Chemical Substance in an annual amount of 100 kilograms or more, should apply for the Phase One Registration within 6 months from the date of manufacturing/importing.

There is no expire date for Phase One Registration number.

There is no specific deadline for Phase One Registration. According to the revised regulation in 2019, manufacturers/importers who manufacture/import Existing Chemical Substance in an annual amount of 100 kilograms or more, should apply for the Phase One Registration within 6 months from the date of manufacturing/importing. Enterprises can do Phase One Registration even if their chemical substances in tonnage is less than 100 kg per year.

Deadlines regarding Standard Registration of Existing Chemical Substances: 

For enterprises who obtained Phase One Registration number for the first time before 31 Dec. 2019 

Tonnage per year 

Registration Deadline 

1-100 tonne 

before 31 Dec. 2022 

More than 100 tonne 

before 31 Dec. 2021 

For enterprises who obtained Phase One Registration number for the first time after 1 Jan. 2020 

1-100 tonne 

within 3 years from 1 Jan. of the following year (the second year of registration) 

More than 100 tonne 

within 2 years from 1 Jan. of the following year (the second year of registration) 

  

Taiwan's Ministry of Labor has created a chemical inventory. Chemical substances listed in the Inventory is considered Existing Chemical Substance. Chemical substances that are not listed in the Inventory is considered New Chemicals. On the online system Chemical Substance Nomination and Notification (CSNN), one can search for information on chemical substances using CAS no., English name or Chinese name.

 

Chemicals outside the inventory are considered new chemical substances.

Those who manufacture or import chemical substances without complying chemical registration in Taiwan will face fines. 

 

Type of Chemicals

Fine  

Existing Chemical Substance 

30,000 NTD to 300,000 NTD      

(App. 1000 USD to 10,000USD) 

New Chemical Substance  

200,000 NTD to 2 million NTD  

(App. 6600 USD to 66,300 USD) 

 

 


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