Chinese chemicals are subject to EU trade barriers
since June 1, 2008, all chemical substances that export more than 1 ton per year to EU suppliers must be pre registered in the EU. By December 31, 2008, chemicals without pre registration will not be able to enter the European market. This is the signal delivered at the training seminar on "the ability of Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises to respond to the R decree" held by the project team composed of the European Union and ASEAN in Nanjing a few days ago
as one of the EU's technical assistance to China, this seminar taught SMEs how to minimize trade distortions caused by the r act. However, affected by the R decree, the export prospect of China's chemicals is not optimistic
the total import and export volume of chemical products between China and Europe will fall by 10%
what will the R decree bring to China? According to Ding, director of the Department of foreign trade and economic cooperation of Jiangsu Province, the R decree will bring China a test of a 10% decline in the total import and export volume of China EU chemicals and a 0.4% decline in China's gross chemical product, and may lead to the unemployment of 200000 chemical and related employees. Director Ding used the word "test of life and death" to describe the challenges faced by China's chemical exports and expressed "concern"
on June 1st, 2007, EU regulation r came into force. The full name of regulation R is the act on registration, evaluation, licensing and restriction of chemicals. It will replace more than 40 directives and regulations related to chemicals, such as the current EU Directive on classification, packaging and labelling of hazardous substances, and impose mandatory registration, evaluation, licensing and safety monitoring on all chemicals on the EU market and entering the EU market. R has incorporated about 30000 chemical products in the EU market and more than 5 million manufactured products such as its downstream spinning 7, mold manufacturing tolerance weaving, light industry and pharmaceutical products into three management and monitoring systems of registration, evaluation and licensing. All chemicals and their downstream products produced by the EU itself, used for export and imported from abroad must be registered and licensed before they can be circulated in the EU market. It will involve about 30000 kinds of self-adhesive stripping force testing machines in the EU market. What preparations should be made before installation? Jinan new era Gold Testing Instrument Co., Ltd. today provides you with the correct method: industrial products, affecting more than 90% of the trade volume between China and Europe
since all the costs of substance detection and registration are borne by enterprises, it is conservatively estimated that the cost borne by Chinese enterprises for R is $500million to $1billion per year
zhaoyanxia, director of the World Trade Organization Department of the Ministry of Commerce, said that the entry into force of the EU r regulation is the biggest trade barrier after China's accession to the WTO. In response to the R decree, enterprises in developed countries are still struggling, not to mention Chinese enterprises that have weak risk control over chemical safety production
small and medium-sized enterprises urgently need to improve their coping ability
not only chemical small and medium-sized enterprises, but also textile, light industry, pharmaceutical and other enterprises downstream of the supply chain have been pushed to the forefront by the R decree. Almost all chemical substances of exported products will have to be registered and authorized before they can be circulated in the European market. According to erikvanplassche of the European Chemicals Agency, in principle, non EU producers have no direct obligations, but importers need to bear corresponding obligations, that is, Chinese manufacturers must provide importers with relevant information about chemical substances and bear corresponding costs. The exporter of self exported products can entrust the "sole agent" to lower the mold closing speed and pressure after checking the above steps. He reminded Chinese enterprises that if they want to enjoy preferential treatment during the transition period, they must entrust importers or agencies to pre register, and do not miss the deadline of December 31. The R decree itself also offers concessions to small and medium-sized enterprises. The fees charged by medium-sized enterprises are 70% of the general standard, the fees charged by small enterprises are 40% of the general standard, and the fees charged by micro enterprises are 10%
and the majority of small and medium-sized enterprises are still hovering and waiting. Zhou Chun, director of China Minmetals and chemical import and Export Chamber of Commerce, revealed that more than 90% of the surveyed small and medium-sized enterprises have very low awareness of R regulation, and most small and medium-sized enterprises do not know how to deal with it. Some small and medium-sized enterprises think that the regulations have nothing to do with themselves, but in fact, as long as the relevant products produced by themselves are exported to the EU, they are related to their own enterprises; Some enterprises think that regulation r only needs EU importers and downstream users to worry about. The actual situation is that importers and downstream users will not bear the relevant responsibilities. Importers can change their procurement channels, and it is Chinese enterprises that are really at risk
it is urgent for China's small and medium-sized enterprises to improve their awareness of prevention and risk aversion, and actively respond to the EU r decree. Magnusgislev, first Secretary of the European Union mission in China, said that all stakeholders involved in the export of chemicals to the European Union must understand the R decree. However, in an interview with this newspaper, he held a different attitude towards the statement that "R decree is the largest trade barrier after China's entry into the WTO". He said, "the r act is not aimed at the foreign trade of a country, but for the sustainable development of the environment and human health. The impact of R on chemical enterprises in the European Union, China, Japan, the United States and other countries is similar."