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    China New Chemical Notification Statistics Updated

      April 20, 2018    Nadine He

    On 19 Apr 2018, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued the third batch of China new chemical substance notifications (China NCSN, a.k.a China REACH) to be approved in 2018 for public consultation. In this batch, 18 new notifications are to be approved. In addition...
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    K-REACH Prioritizes Reduction in Vertebrate Animal Testing

      April 19, 2018    Nadine He

    Amendments regarding reduction of vertebrate animal testing during generation of registration data have been passed and incorporated into the revised version of K-REACH as Law No. 15584 on 17 Apr 2018. The new requirements will come into force on 1 Jan 2019 as well...
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    Taiwan Consults on Amendments of Labeling and Hazard Communication Regulation

      April 18, 2018    Nadine He

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MoL) issued on 29 Mar 2018 the draft amendments of the Regulation of Labeling and Hazard Communication of Hazardous Chemicals (hereafter referred to as the “Regulation”). The draft proposal is currently undergoing a 60-day public...
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    Infrastructural, Logistical and Staffing Shortcomings Stymying Hazchem

      April 18, 2018    Ying Zhang

    In 2017, China witnessed 10% annual growth in hazardous chemical transportation with an overall volume exceeding 1.6 billion tons. More rapid growth is being hindered by insufficient railway capacity, insufficient storage, and lack of talent.
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    Hazardous Chemical Enterprises Safety and Technical Requirements Round-up

      April 16, 2018    Ying Zhang

    Safety and Technical Requirements on Hazardous Chemical Enterprises (GB18265) is currently in the drafting stage and overseen by China Academy of Safety Science and Technology.
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    South Korea to Update GHS Classification List

      April 12, 2018    Nadine He

    Published on 4 Apr 2018 by NIER Notice No.2018-84, South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is now consulting on updates to the GHS Classification List.
  • 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.