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GHS Status


GHS implementation status

Transport of dangerous goods


For international transport of dangerous goods, see “Implementation through international legal instruments, recommendations, codes and guidelines”.

For road transport of dangerous goods, the Ministry of Transport issued announcement No.68 of 6 September 2018, on the issuance of standard JT/T/617-2018 “Regulations concerning road transportation of dangerous goods”. The revised standard takes account of the provisions of the Model Regulations and the ADR. It contains seven parts (JT/T 617.1 to JT/T 617.7) addressing: general provisions, classifications, listing of dangerous goods; use of transport packagings; consignment procedures; Conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling; Transport conditions and operational requirements. The standard was implemented as from 1 Dec. 2018.

Other sectors:



On March 2011, China issued “Regulations on Safe Management on Hazardous Chemicals” (Decree 591). The Regulations entered into force on 1 December 2011 and requires companies to provide SDS and labels in accordance with the applicable national standards implementing GHS.

On February 2012, AQSIQ issued announcement No.30 of 2012, starting inspection on import and export dangerous chemical products. The inspected contents include the technical requirements for GHS labels and SDS of chemicals in accordance with the applicable national standards and regulations.

In 2013 China issued 28 GHS compulsory national standards (GB 30000-2013) fully aligned with GHS Rev.4. These standards replaced standards (GB 20576-2006 to GB 20602-2006) and introduced two new hazards classes: Aspiration hazard and hazardous to the ozone layer.

The 2013 version of the standards was implemented as from 1 November 2014.

GB 30000.2-2013: Explosives

GB 30000.3-2013: Flammable gases GB 30000.4-2013: Aerosols

GB 30000.5-2013: Oxidising gases

GB 30000.6-2013: Gases under pressure GB 30000.7-2013: Flammable liquids GB 30000.8-2013: Flammable solids

GB 30000.9-2013: Self-reactive substances and mixtures GB 30000.10-2013: Pyrophoric liquids

GB 30000.11-2013: Pyrophoric solids

GB 30000.12-2013: Self-heating substances and mixtures

GB 30000.13-2013: Substances and mixtures which in contact with water release flammable gases

GB 30000.14-2013: Oxidizing liquids GB 30000.15-2013: Oxidizing solids GB 30000.16-2013: Organic peroxides GB 30000.17-2013: Corrosive to metals GB 30000.18-2013: Acute toxicity

GB 30000.19-2013: Skin/corrosion irritation

GB 30000.20-2013: Serious eye damage/irritation GB 30000.21-2013: Respiratory or skin sensitization GB 30000.22-2013: Germ cell mutagenicity

GB 30000.23-2013: Carcinogenicity

GB 30000.24-2013: Reproductive toxicity

GB 30000.25-2013: Specific target organ toxicity-Single exposure GB 30000.26-2013: Specific target organ toxicity-Repeated exposure GB 30000.27-2013: Aspiration hazard

GB 30000.28-2013: Hazardous to the aquatic environment GB 30000.29-2013: Hazardous to the ozone layer

The following standards are also applicable:

GB/T 16483–2008: Safety Data Sheet for chemical products content and order of sections (applicable as from 1 February 2009)




GB/T 17519-2013 Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets for chemical products (applicable as from 31 January 2014)

GB 15258–2009: General rules for preparation of precautionary labels for chemicals (applicable as from 1 May 2010)

GB 13690–2009 General rule for classification and hazard communication of chemicals (applicable as from 1 May 2010).