On 16 January 2019, Taiwan amended the country’s toxic chemical law from Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act (TCSCA) and renamed it to Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substance Control Act (TCCSCA). On March 11, 2019, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) published the amended Regulation on New and Existing Chemical Substances. 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. Taiwan’s EPA also published a list of 106 Priority existing chemical substances (PECs) subjected to standard registration.
For New Chemical Substances, manufacturers or importers should register chemical substances 90 days prior to manufacture or import.
Non-Taiwanese manufacturers not willing to disclose their product information to their Taiwanese clients (Importers) can ask the importers to nominate a Representative to fulfil their compliance and annual reporting obligations.
GPC Taiwan can support you to comply with TCCSCA as a Third Party Representative (TPR), including preparing Phase One Registration, Standard Registration (106 PECs), new substance registration and annual reporting.
Information items for Phase One Registration
Information items for Standard Registration (106 PECs)
In June, Taiwan’s EPA published official guidance on how to prepare a standard registration dossier for the first list of 106 Priority Existing Substances (PECs). Companies are required to submit nine information items to the authorities. Because of the impact of COVID 19, the EPA is allowing companies to submit the first seven information items while leaving the item number eight and nice (hazard assessment and exposure assessment, which are generally taking most of the time for preparation) for later submission. Companies will receive a registration completion code after submitting the first seven items.
Standard Pecs registration – information items
Previously, testing labs were all required to adhere to OECD guidelines or be ISO certified, but the guidance does not mention if universities and colleges need to follow those standards," said Chia-Sui Hsu from Global Product Compliance (GPC). See more...