Thailand Existing Chemicals Inventory (TECI)

Little Pro on 2016-01-05

In Jul 2020, Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works (DIW) published the country’s first existing chemical inventory.The online inventory contains 11,476 chemicals. The inventory can be access below.

It allows for searches via:

  • chemical name;
  • molecular formula;
  • hazardous substance type;
  • chemical type – inorganic, organic and polymers;
  • chemical group – low concern chemicals, general chemicals, chemicals of concern and of high concern;
  • Cas number; and/or
  • chemical code – this only applies to substances notified between 2017 and 2020.

In the inventory, substances are classified as hazardous substances types 1-4. 

  • 1 – low degree of hazard (notification of production and import required for volumes exceeding one tonne a year);
  • 2 – monitoring and controlling (registration required);
  • 3 – higher degree of hazard (registration and licence required); and
  • 4 – very high risk to humans (production, import, export, or possession is prohibited).

Thailand is working on a draft law (known as Thailand REACH) to replace the existing Hazardous Substance Act (HSA). It introduces a new system for registering and classifying chemicals, as well as establishing a national chemical agency

Thailand REACH: Proposed Existing Substance Management

The regulatory requirements for hazardous substances in the national chemical inventory almost remain unchanged (for example, notification of production/import volume, hazards, licenses based on different hazardous substance types). The only difference is that chemical substances in the inventory will be screened. Substances meeting the following criteria will be prioritized for screening.

  • Production/import volume>=10T/Y;
  • CMR category 1A/1B;
  • PBT/vPvB;
  • Substances of equivalent concern;
  • Substances included in internal conventions.

Substances which are identified as SVHC after screening will require the submission of chemical risk assessment report. Grace periods will be given based on tonnage bands. Companies can carry out the joint submission and share costs. As the result of the risk assessment, the hazardous substance type of the assessed substances may be designated or updated.

Thailand REACH: Proposed New Substance Management

New chemical substances are those that are not listed on Thailand national chemical inventory. Basically, new substances that are not hazardous or do not meet SVHC criteria qualify for simplified risk assessment report. Otherwise, full risk assessment report will be required. In addition to that, notification of production/import volume and hazard is required if the volume of hazardous new substance is above 1t/y (see Thailand Hazardous Substances Notification). Listing new substances in national chemical inventory is possible after 3 years.

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