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Canada: Deadline to Nominate Substances to Revised In Commerce List is February 14, 2012
(December 2011)

The close date for nominating substances to the revised In Commerce List (ICL) is February 14, 2012. The ICL is a list of substances that is comprised of products regulated under the Food and Drugs Act (F&DA) that were in Canadian Commerce between January 1, 1987, and September 13, 2011.

Substances on the Domestic Substance List (DSL)-eligible list may be nominated to the revised ICL. The DSL-eligible list contains substances in products regulated under the Food and Drug Act (F&DA) that were in Canadian commerce 1984-1986, but are not currently on either the DSL or ICL.
Two questions are currently under consideration by Health Canada and Environment Canada:

1). Are substances found on the DSL-eligible list subject to the same close date as the ICL Nomination Process (February 14, 2012)?
2). Will late DSL nominations, or DSL nominations in progress, be able to retain ongoing use in F&DA products without market disruption?

TSG is currently monitoring any development regarding the issues and will update this post as new information is obtained. For more information, please contact the Director of TSG Canada,
Laurie Tyo.

It is imperative that all eligible in commerce substances are nominated to the appropriate list – DSL via Environment Canada or the revised ICL via Health Canada – by February 14, 2012 to avoid further New Substance Notification (NSN) requirements.

For more information, please
Contact TSG.
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