Canada New Substance Notification under CEPA


Background of Canada's New Substance Notification

Canada New Substance Notification under CEPA

New substances may pose potential risks to human health and the environment. Therefore, it is critical to identify and assess the risks associated with such substances prior to their introduction to the Canadian market. The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), a core part of Canada's federal environmental legislation, provides guidance on the notification process for new substances. CEPA regulates the import, manufacture, and use of substances by requiring companies to submit notifications and comply with other applicable regulations.

The Canadian chemical substance list consists of two sections, the Domestic Substances List (DSL) and the Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL). Substances that are not on the DSL are considered new chemical substances in Canada and must complete notification before they can be manufactured or imported. Substances that are not on the DSL but are listed on the NDSL can be notified of new substances with reduced requirements.

About Us

Our company provides comprehensive support and guidance for the registration of new substances in Canada, ensuring that your product is professionally submitted to CEPA.

Our team of experts understands the importance of complying with CEPA regulations and helps any company or individual planning to import or manufacture new substances to fully understand CEPA's regulatory requirements. We work closely with our clients and provide a range of services to assist them in completing the registration of new substances in Canada. As a compliance partner with a proven track record of success in notifying new substances and ensuring compliance with CEPA regulations, we provide our clients with an end-to-end service that includes determining the type of notification required, preparing the necessary documentation, and submitting the notification to the regulatory agency.

Our New Substance Notification Services

Our team of regulatory experts provides support and services through the entire notification process to help manufacturers, non-resident importers, and/or foreign suppliers comply with CEPA regulations. We conduct thorough evaluations of the type of substance (chemical, polymer, or biochemical), import/production level, application, and use scenario and provide customized solutions to meet our client's specific needs. Our services include:

  • DSL list and NDSL list query
  • Comprehensive analysis of Canadian CEPA compliance response strategies
  • Determining whether Significant New Activity Notices (SNAc), Ministerial Conditions, or Section 71 Notices apply to the substance
  • Determining whether the product is exempt from the New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR) requirements
  • Determining whether the product use is eligible for a special category notification for R&D, site-restricted, or export-only activities
  • Determining eligibility for Reduced Regulatory Requirements for Polymers (RRR)
  • Determining the NSNR notification type, data requirements, timelines, and cost
  • Preparing and submitting New Substance Notifications (NSNs)
  • Preparing and submitting Notices of Excess Quantity (NOEQ) or Notices of Manufacturing/Import (NOMI)
  • Reviewing all documents to ensure completeness and compliance
  • Tracking the progress of submissions and responding to any questions or concerns raised by regulatory authorities
  • Test supervisor
  • Canadian foreign company agent

Notification Type

We offer multiple types of new substance notification services:

  • Chemicals and Biochemicals
  • Polymers and Biopolymers
  • Chemicals and Biochemicals on NDSL
  • Chemicals and Biochemicals not on the NDSL
  • Polymers Notification

If you need help or have a question, please feel free to contact us for more details.

Contact Us

We're open for any suggestion or just have a chat with us.

Tel: Email: WhatsAPP