In China the standard that governs chemical consumer and workplace labels is GB 13690-2009 – General rules for classification and hazard communication of chemicals. GB 15258-2009 – General Rules for the preparation of precautionary label for chemicals goes into more detail about label requirements – specifically the compiling, preparation and application of chemical labels.
In China the labeling requirements for Agrochemicals, Biocides, disinfectants and cosmetics are regulated under other legislation.
Please note that while the regulations for consumer and industrial labels are the same, the concerns of industry and individual consumers may differ. To find the latest consumer protection news, policies, regulations and educational material please refer to the State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Consumer Protection Bureau.
China has adopted the UN GHS system, and it has been implemented. However, there are some differences in methodology and categories in the preparation of SDS’s and labels.
All specific hazard text provided in Chinese and English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.