SGS Summarizes Japanese Guidelines on Import Bans for Products Containing Class I Specified Chemicals

Top Quote SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at Japanís English guidelines to assist stakeholders with, inter alia, the import ban on specific products containing class I specified chemical substances. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 13, 2024 - SGS, the worldís leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 054.24 to inform stakeholders about English guidelines to help businesses understand Japanís import ban on products containing Class I specified chemicals.

    In Japan, substances are regulated under the Act on the Regulation of Manufacture and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (Act No. 117 of October 16, 1973), commonly known as the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL). Chapter III regulates the manufacture, import and use of Class I specified chemical substances, unless these designated substances are for testing or research purposes. To import these products, manufacturers and importers can seek permission in advance from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

    On March 7, 2024, Japanís Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a guidance document in English to help businesses understand these import clearance procedures. They detail, among other things, the list of products, with corresponding HS codes, prohibited from being imported if they contain the designated Class I specified chemical substance.

    Stakeholders should be aware Japan is intending to designate several other chemicals as Class I specified chemical substances with controls over certain goods from being imported.

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    SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, itís only trusted because itís tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services. []

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Japan Issues Guidelines on Import Bans for Products Containing Class I Specified Chemicals SafeGuardS. []

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    Dr. HingWo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
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