Intertek First Company in Shanghai to Successfully Pass Chinese Authority Control Inspection as a Notifying Agent for New Chemical Substances

April 13, 2017

Shanghai, China - Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, was the first company in Shanghai to successfully pass a thorough document review and on-site inspection of its New Chemical Substance Registration program through the Pollution Prevention Division of Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau; Shanghai Solid Waste Management Centre; and Xuhui District Environmental Protection Bureau.

The inspection, conducted in accordance with the Notice on Evaluating Tracing, Control and Inspection on New Chemical in Shanghai (published by Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau) is aimed at reinforcing risk prevention and control of new chemicals, as well as protecting the environment. In order to reinforce the importance of tracking new chemical substances, and to ensure the risk of new substances is adequately and effectively managed, the inspection is focused on general and simplified (general) notifications. During this inspection process companies are required to demonstrate strict compliance control methods and a comprehensive internal document management system. The inspection, supported by the Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry (SRICI), is primarily focused on the documentation and the information management system of agencies under Chinese New Chemical Substance regulation. The key points of inspection include registration dossier archiving, production/import tonnage tracing, material safety data sheet (MSDS) and risk information communication.

"Through a series of spot checks on registration certificates and related documents conducted by Bureau Officers, our regulatory experts were successfully able to demonstrate their ability to act as notifying agent for a new chemical substance, as well as our aptitude to fulfil our post-notification duties and obligations since MEP Order No.7 came into force in 2010." commented Dr. Rainbow Zhang, Senior Manager of Intertek Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS). "The opportunity to receive constructive feedback and advice during the inspection was welcomed.  Our in-depth discussions with the inspectors regarding the transfer of risk control measures for new chemicals during the production, processing, usage and transfer processes and the opportunity to address challenges coordinating overseas notifications, information communication, have better positioned Intertek to meet the compliance requirements of ongoing amendments to MEP Order No.7 and the corresponding guidance."

This successful inspection affirms the quality and reliability of Intertek's management systems, which are delivered consistently throughout its regulatory and consulting solutions to companies all over the world, including Chinese New Chemical Notification, EU REACh, support on chemical regulations in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other APAC areas, food contact material regulations, cosmetic materials and safety assessment, Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS) and GHS Label. To learn more about these services and the larger Intertek organization visit:


About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, the Group is re-defining the industry with our Total Quality Assurance proposition. We go beyond physical quality control to provide total peace of mind through our innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently, with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.


Media Contacts:

Tracy Veale
Global Marketing Manager
Health Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS)
+1 905 542 2900

Dr. Rainbow Zhang
Senior Manager
Health Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS)
+86 21 6076 1396