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Tips on Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL)

What should you do for notification of chemical substances in Japan?

Before new chemical substances are imported into or manufactured in Japan, they must be notified to comply with the Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL).

There are 4 types of notifications in Japan depending on the volume of chemical substances. (See "How" below)

For notification of new chemical substances in Japan, Japanese manufacturers and Japanese importers could be a notifier. Only for the Full Notification, foreign manufacturer exporting new chemical substances to Japan could be a notifier as well.

What New Chemical Substances in Japan
(Chemical Substances which are not listed on the Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL) Inventory)
Who Manufacturers and Importers in Japan who manufacture or import new chemical substances
(Foreign manufacturers exporting new chemical substances to Japan could be a notifier only for Full Notification)
When Before manufacture or import new chemical substances
How
  1. Small Quantity Permit (≦1 t/y throughout Japan)
    Submit the notification document
  2. Low Volume Exemption Permit (1-10 t/y throughout Japan)
    Submit the notification document with the study reports of Biodegradation and Bioconcentration
  3. Full Notification (No limitation on volume and application)
    Submit the notification document with the 8 kinds of study reports
  4. Polymer Notification
    Submit the notification document with the study reports of Polymer Flow Scheme (PFS) Test

Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL) Inventory

New chemical substances which are not listed on the Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL) Inventory should be notified in advance.

Inappropriate, wide-covering, and sometimes incorrect chemical substance names for many substances are listed in 1973 as Existing Chemical Substances.

For the Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL) Inventory search, visit

http://www.safe.nite.go.jp/english/sougou/view/SystemTop_en.faces

Sumika Chemical Analysis Service provides a service to search whether your chemical substances are existing or new.

This survey is the first important step for complying with the Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL), notification of new chemical substances in Japan.

Required information for customs clearance

Based on the amendment of the Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL), exporters outside Japan should provide the following information to importers in Japan.

Notifications are obligatory for parties who have manufactured or imported chemical substances. Exporters to Japan are not obligated to submit notifications under the Kashinho (Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, CSCL).

*Note:

Existing Chemical Substances: No need to inform Intentional additives and unintentional contaminations if the concentration rate is less than 10% weight.

Priority Assessment Chemical Substances: No need to inform that unintentional contaminations contained in other chemical substances is less than 1% weight. Intentional additives must be notified regardless of concentration rate in Mixtures.

Newly required information to importers in Japan under amended Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL)

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