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    Taiwan to Update Permissible Exposure Limits for Airborne Hazardous Substances in Workplace

      February 9, 2018    Nadine He

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) issued on 25 Sep 2017 the draft amendments on the PEL standards (Permissible Exposure Limits) for airborne hazardous chemicals in the workplace. The public consultation period ended on 27 Nov 2017. The proposed amendments were...
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    Japan METI Details the Determination of Specified New Chemicals

      February 9, 2018    Matt Lu

    In Mar 2017, Japan’s government voted and passed the amendments to the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) proposed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Environment (MOE). METI published the draft of the...
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    Singapore to Include 18 Types of HFCs in Licensing Control System

      February 8, 2018    Ying Zhang

    Singapore's NEA proposes to control 18 types of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as hazardous substances under the second schedule of EPMA . The new amendments will be gazetted by 1 June 2018, and will enter into force on 1 January 2019.   
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    China to Rectify Chemical Industrial Parks and Shut Down Enterprises

      February 7, 2018    Ying Zhang

    By June 2018, China will finish its rectification of industrial parks in the Yangtze River economic belt. Enterprises that meet certain criteria are required to move or shut down operations.
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    China’s MEP Published Comprehensive Catalogue for Environmental Protection

      February 7, 2018    Ying Zhang

    On 6 February 2018, China’s MEP released the Comprehensive Catalogue for Environmental Protection (2017 edition). The catalogue includes two categories: high- polluting or environmentally-hazardous products (885 items) and environmental protection facilities (72 items...
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    Blanket Ban on Asbestos in Taiwan from 1 Jan 2018

      February 7, 2018    Nadine He

    EPA announced the implementation of the ban on asbestos in brake pads from 1 Jan 2018. Only enterprise which obtained a license before the announcement can manufacture brake pads using asbestos until that license is expired.
  • 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 Degree 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...
  • China’s Pollutants Emission Management: Regulation and Compliance

      20 Nov 2017   Ying Zhang

    Pollutants emission management system, the core policy of management of solid source emission, is a commonly adopted regulatory mechanism articulated within the environmental laws of different countries and regions. In China, the permit system has been implemented since the 1980’s.In recent...