GPC Newsletter Aug-2020

This Newsletter covers key regulatory developments in China (MEE - Order 12); South Korea (Chemical Product Safety - KOSHA) and Upcoming Chemical Regulation in Brazil. Further it also highlights the upcoming deadlines and related obligations in relation to EU - Poison Center Notification (PCN); Annual Reporting in Taiwan; US Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) within TSCA. Further, for the businesses an actionable summary is presented on the Draft Indian Chemical (Management & Safety) Rules, this is based upon a recent event organised by GPC.

Final Draft of India Chemical Rules is available (24th Aug. 2020). We will soon share a download link on this website!

Regulatory News
USA : Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) 2020

The 2020 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) submission period begins on June 1, 2020 and runs through November 30, 2020. The CDR rule requires manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances listed on the TSCA Inventory to report data on chemical manufacturing, processing, and use every four years. This information helps EPA understand exposure to these chemicals and screen and prioritize chemicals to identify and evaluate potential human health and environmental effects.

Materials to help CDR submitters prepare for and report information during the 2020 CDR cycle can be found at, including:

  • how to access e-CDRweb starting June 1, the electronic reporting tool used to submit CDR data in EPA’s Chemical Data Exchange (CDX);
  • instructions for reporting during the 2020 cycle;
  • topic-specific guidance like information on imported products and specific industries, with guidance on additional topics planned for release in the coming weeks;
  • transcripts and recordings from overview webinars; and
  • important dates and reminders.