• 1,176 Chemical Enterprises in China to Relocate and Upgrade

      April 25, 2019    Nora Wang    196

    Takehome: China will strengthen its efforts to ensure safe and environment-friendly production in the chemical industry. A total of 1,176 chemical enterprises need to relocate and rebuild.
  • Taiwan EPA to Revise Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act Enforcement Rules

      April 22, 2019    Nadine He    460

    Takehome: Taiwan is to revise the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act Enforcement Rules. A draft proposal has been issued for public comments until 15 June. Major updates will be made to align with the new Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act...
  • Jiangsu to Formulate and Revise 100 Environmental Standards

      April 19, 2019    Nora Wang    207

    Recently, Jiangsu provincial government issued the Program for Building an Ecological and Environmental Standard System of Jiangsu Province (2018-2022)[1], specifying that by the end of 2022, 100 ecological and environmental standards will be formulated and revised...
  • South Korea to Update Existing Chemical Inventory

      April 18, 2019    Nadine He    348

    Published on April 10th, 2019, South Korea's Ministry of Environment (MoE) is now consulting on the updates to the Existing Chemical Inventory (KECI) by MoE Notice No. 2019-214.
  • 50 Household Products Subject to Immediate Ban and Recall in South Korea

      April 16, 2019    Nadine He    588

    On March 28th, 2019, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) ordered a ban and recall [1] of 50 household products from the market. The 50 products have been listed on the hazardous Products Sales Prevention System (http://upss.gs1kr.org), and are subject to...
  • Japan ISHL: 198 Existing Chemical Substances Added

      April 15, 2019    Nadine He    597

    Takehome: Japan MHLW added 198 substances to the ISHL inventory as existing substances. New chemical substances shall be notified under ISHL and CSCL respectively.