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    China Consults on 1st Batch of Priority Chemicals

      October 18, 2017    Matt Lu

    Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) issued an internal notice regarding a draft of the Catalogue of Priority Chemicals (1st Batch) and sought opinions from various governmental branches and academic institutes, including the State Administration of Work...
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    Thailand Made 2 Changes to Hazardous Substances List

      October 10, 2017    Matt Lu

    Thailand government issued a gazette and outlined 2 minor changes to the List of Hazardous Substances.
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    List of K-REACH Lead Registrants Published for 330 PECs

      October 10, 2017    Nadine He

    Takehome: Seven priority existing chemical substances (PECs) subject to K-REACH joint registration recently finished LR (lead registrant) election. So far LR election has been completed for 330 PECs. 20 LRs have submitted dossiers, of which 10 have been...
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    China Implements New Environmental Protection Regulations and Standards

      October 10, 2017    Matt Lu

    Two regulations and two national standards for environmental protection and waste management in China became effective on Oct 1st 2017.
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    Charge Reduced for New Chemical Substance Inquiry

      September 30, 2017    Nadine He

    On 30 Sep 2017, the SCC-MEP announced on its website that the charge for new chemical substance inquiry service is reduced from 5,000 RMB per substance to 3,000 RMB per substance. It comes into effect immediately. 
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    China New Chemical Management: MEP Order 7 Potential Revisions under Discussion

      September 30, 2017    Nadine He

    China MEP is to revise Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substance (MEP Order 7). The authority is currently accepting feedback and comments from industry to aid development of an updated regulation. Below are some preliminary ideas and...
  • Amendments on Data Requirements for China New Chemical Notification

      29 Aug 2017   Nadine He

    The amendments on data requirements in China’s New Substance Notification Guidance were published on Aug 28th 2017 as an individual announcement (MEP Announcement No.42 of 2017), rather than being published as part of the full document of the revised Guidance. The amendments will take effect from Oct...

  • Taiwan to Revise New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation

      27 Jul 2017   Nadine He

    Taiwan EPA is to revise the Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration (EPA’s regulation). The draft amendments were introduced by Taiwan EPA at a seminar held in Taipei on 18 Jul 2017, including some significant changes to hazard...

  • How Will Potential Titanium Dioxide Restrictions in Europe Affect China?

      25 Jul 2017   Matt Lu

    ECHA published on its website on Jun 9th 2017 that the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concluded that the available scientific evidence met the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify Titanium...

  • Individual Registration Dossier Submission Strictly Controlled by ECHA

      31 May 2017   Stella Lu

    Recently, our company REACH24h was notified by ECHA regarding the substances which REACH24H is the lead registrant on behalf of our Non-EU clients. The communication letter detailed that for registrants of the same substance, joint submission obligation has been breached since ECHA received submission of separate registrations for the same substance. All registrants that violate the rule are...

  • Shanghai New Chemical Supervision

      19 Apr 2017   Nadine He

    Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau is putting more pressure on local environmental protection departments to realize new chemical national sustainability and environmental awareness plans.

  • China Considers Data Reduction for New Chemical Notification

      27 Oct 2016   Nadine He

    Takehome:The draft amendments of China NCSN Guidance (WTO version) will be updated.There will be a further delay in release of the final version. According to insider sources, a new revision of guidance on China new chemical notification has been drafted...