• The Philippines Revises the Priority Chemicals List

      May 22, 2018    Matt Lu    37

    Philippine EMB issued a draft of the 3rd revised Priority Chemicals List (PCL) and the number of the priority chemicals was almost doubled.
  • China Launched Single Window for Toxic Chemicals Import/Export

      May 21, 2018    Matt Lu    171

    From May 16th, 2018, enterprises have to declare the import and export of toxic chemicals through the online system launched by SCC.
  • Chinese MEM Requires Assessment on Hazardous Chemical Enterprises

      May 17, 2018    Matt Lu    541

    Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management requires local administrations to assess and grade hazardous chemical enterprises. Enterprise with high-risk levels would be subject to stricter supervision.
  • China Targeting Hundreds of Chemical Parks

      May 17, 2018    Ying Zhang    504

    Takehome: MEP data (2011-2015) shows that China closed more than 7000 chemical plants. In a recent intensification of China’s national environmental protection campaign, chemical plants will be subject to increased scrutiny and higher standards.
  • Shanghai Launches 2nd National Census of Pollution Sources

      May 16, 2018    Ying Zhang    470

    Takehome: On 9 May 2018, Shanghai officially launched the 2nd national census of pollution sources. The city is divided into 5996 investigation sections and the door-to-door investigation will begin in the second half of 2018.
  • South Korea to Revise Chemical Control Act

      May 16, 2018    Nadine He    576

    South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) issued on 3 May 2018 the draft revisions to the Chemical Control Act (CCA) by MoE Notice No.368. The draft revisions are currently undergoing public consultation until 12 Jun 2018. The revisions mainly focus on introducing...
  • Taiwan Issues Draft Amendments of New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation

      12 Apr 2018   Nadine He

    Taiwan EPA issued on 29 Mar 2018 the draft revisions to the Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration. The draft proposal is currently undergoing a 60-day public consultation. The Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration has been implemented...
  • An Analysis of the Water-Based Coating Sector in China

      8 Apr 2018   Ying Zhang

    In recent years, China has seen remarkable growth in its coating market. According to China’s State Statistics Bureau (see chart 1), the annual production of coatings has grown steadily since 2007, increasing from 5.9728 million tons in 2007 to 18.9987 in 2016. Moreover, the production of coatings in the first half year of 2017 reached 9.641 million tons, with a growth rate of 10.5% compared...
  • 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.