The guidance of special procedure to submit the notification of imported quantity under CSCL
As a rule, manufacturers and importers in Japan are legally obliged to submit annual notifications of manufactured and/or imported quantities of the previous fiscal year of substantially all chemical substances by themselves under CSCL.
However, if a notifier (manufacturers and importers in Japan) has extreme difficulties in identifying a certain chemical substance or its concentration rate in mixture (e.g. because an exporter claims the chemical identity as confidential), the notifier is currently allowed to notify the annual volume of General Chemical Substances jointly with a chemical supplier etc. (hereinafter “chemical supplier(s)”), for example, the foreign exporter or manufacturer of the chemical substances under the consent of METI. (This notification method is not acceptable for Specified Chemical Substances, Monitoring Chemical Substances, and Priority Assessment Chemical Substances.)
This procedure does not intend to exempt the notifier from its legal obligations as a notifier. Therefore this procedure may not be used without the consent of the notifier.
The guidance of procedure and other reference documents are as follows.
- 【Guidance】The guidance of special procedure to submit the annual notification of imported quantity of the previous fiscal year under CSCL(PDF:64KB)
- 【Appended】Brief note (sample)(PDF:7KB)
- 【Reference】Sample form for notification jointly with “agent”(PDF:163KB)
To the foreign exporter or manufacturer of the chemical substances
NOTE that submission rules using chemical suppliers described in this guidance are accepted only for annual notification of manufacturing and importing quantities of the previous fiscal year under the amended CSCL. THIS RULE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED under other law or procedure in the customs according to CSCL.
In case the chemical substances are applicable to other laws (ex. The Industrial Safety and Health Act, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, etc.), so as to comply with Japanese law, please provide importers in Japan with their identity without depending on this rule.
- Chemical Safety Office, Chemical Management Policy Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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