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New international partnership strengthens chemical incident response capabilities

A new partnership between CHEMTREC® and the National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) of China will promote improved chemical safety worldwide by enhancing hazardous materials incident response capabilities for products within China, as well as for global imports and exports into and out of China.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual assistance, which took effect August 1, 2012, enables CHEMTREC and NRCC to share and leverage their respective information resources during hazardous materials emergencies – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CHEMTREC, a division of the American Chemistry Council founded in 1971, provides immediate, 24/7 critical response information for incidents involving hazardous materials. More than 24,000 companies around the world rely on CHEMTREC.

The NRCC is a multi-function agency of the State Administration of Work Safety of the People’s Republic of China and has provided emergency consulting services to thousands of chemical enterprises in China.

By registering with both organizations for their emergency response information needs, companies transporting hazardous materials in China, and between China and other areas, will have access to the unique capabilities of each organization and their mutual goal to assist emergency responders during incidents involving hazardous materials.

CHEMTREC’s managing director Randy Speight said:

[quote]CHEMTREC is pleased to formalize its relationship with the NRCC. This agreement represents a milestone in the evolution of international emergency response and expands our global network of experts available to assist responders in need of assistance during a hazardous materials incident.[/quote]

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