The Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) includes substances that are produced or imported on a commercial scale in Canada. The DSL was originally published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on May 4, 1994, which contains approximately 23,000 substances considered to be traded in Canada between January 1984 and December 1986. The DSL is revised on average 12 times annually, mainly to add, update or delete substances. Currently the public list includes over 28,000 substances.
► Chemical substances not listed in the DSL are new chemical substances in Canada and shall be notified or assessed based on the amount used before production or import to clarify the hazards.
► For chemical substances listed in the DSL but are subject to environmental management for new uses,registrations for new uses is required if they are used for industrial purposes other than those permitted.
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The following substances are exempted:
- Substances packaged outside Canada that are transferred to other countries through Canada;
- Substances governed by other legislations including the Pest Control Products Act, Fertilizer Act, Feeds Act, etc.
How to obtain the list?
- Click here to search for the latest inventory
- Search on the official website:
- Contact CIRS Group to purchase the latest version (in Excel)
- NDSL and DSL inquiry
- GLP laboratory agency
- New substance notification in Canada
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