In China, disinfectants are regulated by the following regulations:
o Measures on Disinfectant Administration issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2002;
o Guidance on Application of Administrative Approval License of Disinfectants and Disinfecting Apparatuses (2006);
o Administrative licensing procedure for health-related products(2006);
According to the above regulations, any companies who plan to place a disinfectant on the Chinese market must apply for and obtain a hygiene license for the product first. Foreign companies are required to appoint a Chinese responsible agent to deal with this application.
For imported disinfectant, an application must be submitted to the National Centre for Health Inspection and Supervision (NCHIS) of the Ministry of Health. For domestic disinfectant, an application shall be submitted to health authorities at provincial level.