Testing of chemicals

Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Date 24 April 2018 Location Icon OECD, Paris

Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the OECD


The Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the OECD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that sets out their co-operation in the field of chemicals to support China’s efforts in chemicals regulation and policy making. This collaboration will allow to adapt know-how on cutting edge testing methodologies developed by OECD countries, to China’s needs in the area of toxicity testing, especially in vitro test methods including for cosmetics.

 MoU OECD and the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention ‌‌

 

 

The joint vision of the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the OECD encompasses a wide range of policy areas, but not limited to:

  • promoting the communication, understanding and application of OECD Test Guidelines in China, especially alternatives to animal methods, subject to the OECD rules and practices;
  • working towards the coordination or/and harmonisation of testing methods used in China with the OECD Test Guidelines;
  • collecting feedback on experience with using OECD Test Guidelines in China; 
  • identifying obstacles to the use of OECD Test Guidelines in China and developing and implementing solutions; and
  • identifying opportunities for common projects.

From left, Bob Diderich, Head of Division of the Environment, Health and Safety Division, Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Ying Yang, Deputy Director of the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Anne Gourmelon, Administrator of the Test Guidelines Programme and Tom Singer, Chair of the Working Group of National Co-ordinators of the TGs (WNT) Programme. 

 

 

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