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    Designation and Publication of Toxic Chemicals in South Korea Is Delegated to NIER from 1 Jan 2018

      March 19, 2018    Nadine He

    Currently, the updates of toxic chemicals, restricted and prohibited chemicals in South Korea are published and dynamically updated in successive MoE announcements named “Designation of Toxic Chemicals, Restricted Chemicals and Prohibited Chemicals”. The lists of...
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    China to Levy Its First Environmental Protection Tax on 1 April

      March 19, 2018    Ying Zhang

    On 1 April 2018, more than 260,000 taxpayers will be subject to pollution emissions charging based on the new environmental protection tax. This will be the first quarterly tax payment since the implementation of the new tax on 1 January 2018.   
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    China to Revise the Implementation Rules of Regulations on Administration of Monitored Chemicals

      March 16, 2018    Matt Lu

    On Mar 13th, 2018, Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published on its website the draft revision to the Implementation Rules of Regulations on Administration of Monitored Chemicals. The draft revision is open to public consultation for a...
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    NICNAS Seek Public Feedback on IMAP and Draft Rules

      March 15, 2018    Ying Zhang

    Australia NICNAS is seeking public comments on its IMAP framework stage 2 tranche 23 (from 2 March to 11 May) and NICNAS draft rules. The tranche 23 assessments includes polymers, azo-based substances, and excluded use chemicals.
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    South Korea Bans and Recalls 53 Household Products

      March 15, 2018    Nadine He

    Takehome: 53 household products are subject to an immediate ban and recall. 19 household products require rectification for substandard labelling.  During September to December of 2017, 72 household products from 45 companies were found in breach of national safety...
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    Taiwan Updates Toxic Chemical Response and Detection/Alarm Equipment Regulations

      March 13, 2018    Nadine He

    On 8 Mar 2018, Taiwan EPA published the revised Management Regulations for the Response Equipment and Detection and Alarm Equipment for Toxic Chemical Substances. The updates came into effect immediately with the exception of Article 3 to 7 and Article 12 and...
  • State Council Outlines Implementation of Environmental Protection Tax Law

      5 Mar 2018   Matt Lu

    The State Council published the implementation rules of the Law of Environmental Protection Tax in late 2017. The implementation...
  • A Comparative Analysis Between Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods Regulation in China

      5 Feb 2018   Matt Lu

    China has one of the world’s largest hazardous chemical manufacturing bases.
  • Taiwan: Inclusion of Registered New Chemical Substances in TCSI

      22 Jan 2018   Nadine He

    Taiwan’s new chemical registration system has been implemented since the end of 2014. There is increased demand from the industry for listing registered new chemical substances into Taiwan’s existing chemical substance inventory (TCSI). 1. New chemical qualified for listing into TCSI ... 2. TCSI inclusion procedures ......
  • An Analysis of China New Food Contact Material Substances in 2017

      17 Jan 2018   lily li

    In 2017, 9 applications for new FCM new substances were accepted by the NHFPC, 26 new FCM varieties were opened for public feedback, and 20 new substances used in food contact materials granted approval. This article summarizes new substance registration of 2017, and probes into approval, product usage, product type and applicants of these new FCM varieties.
  • K-REACH: Enforcement Decree Amendments

      9 Jan 2018   Nadine He

    The Enforcement Decree of the Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances (hereafter referred to as K-REACH Enforcement Decree) was revised on 26 Dec 2017 by Presidential Decree No. 28502. The updates came into effect immediately except for Article 31 Paragraph 4 and 5 which took effect since 1 Jan 2018. K-REACH was revised on 27 Jan 2016 and the updates came into...
  • Introduction to the Implementation of GHS in Asia Pacific Countries

      6 Dec 2017   aibin nan

    Over the last several years there has been a global focus on development of stronger more scientific regulations on chemical safety management. Over the years, many countries and organizations have enacted laws, regulations and standards for classification and labelling of chemicals, but there are differences in terms of classification standards and labeling patterns in each region. The...