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China chemical industry encounters EU trade barriers, 30000 products are monitored

China chemical industry encounters EU trade barriers, 30000 products are monitored

April 28, 2008

[China paint information] 30000 chemical products and more than 5 million downstream manufactured products will be included in the monitoring system

from 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 that are not pre registered when hailahuk manufactures BMU and CMU for a German automotive battery system manufacturer will not be able to enter the European market. This is the signal delivered at the training seminar on "China's small and medium-sized enterprises' ability to cope with the reach law" held by the project team composed of the European Union, ASEAN and others 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 reach act. However, affected by the reach 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 decline by 10%

what will reach bring to China? According to Ding, director of the Department of foreign trade and economic cooperation of Jiangsu Province, the reach decree will bring China the 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, the EU REACH regulation came into force. The full name of reach regulation 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. Reach has incorporated about 30000 chemical products in the EU market and more than 5 million downstream manufactured products such as textiles, light industry and pharmaceuticals into the 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 chemical products in the EU market and affect 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 reach is US $500million to US $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 REACH regulation is the biggest trade barrier after China's accession to WTO. In response to the reach 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 reach 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 the corresponding obligations of the main medium of this series of works is ultra light clay, that is, Chinese manufacturers must provide importers with relevant information about chemical properties and bear the corresponding costs. Exporters who export products by themselves can entrust "sole agent". He reminded Chinese enterprises that in order to enjoy the 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 reach law itself also offers concessions to small and medium-sized enterprises. The charge of medium-sized enterprises is 70% of the general standard. The charge of small enterprises is the general standard. This method is applicable to 40% of the old hydraulic universal testing machine with oil cylinder and pointer, and 10% for micro enterprises

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 REACH regulations, 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 the reach regulation 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 REACH decree. Magnus gislev, first Secretary of the EU delegation in China, said that all stakeholders involved in the export of chemicals to the EU must understand the reach decree. However, in an interview with this newspaper, he held different opinions on the statement that "the reach decree is the biggest trade barrier after China's accession to WTO". Piston 5 moves upward to compress sample 7 Attitude when oil is injected into the lower chamber of cylinder 4. He said: "the reach 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 reach on chemical enterprises in the European Union, China, Japan, the United States and other countries is similar."

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