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    South Korea Consults on Hazard Evaluation Results of New Substances Registered under K-REACH

      March 23, 2018    Nadine He

    South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is now consulting on the hazard evaluation results of new chemical substances registered under K-REACH by NIER Notice No. 2018-43. Any comments are welcome before 4 Apr 2018.
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    China’s MIIT Publish RoHS2 Management Catalogue and Exemption List

      March 23, 2018    Ying Zhang

    On 15 March 2018, China’s MIIT officially released Achieving Management Catalogue for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Appliances and Electronic Products (first batch) and Exemption List for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances of the Standard Achieving Management...
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    Japan Revised PFS Test Methods for CSCL

      March 23, 2018    Matt Lu

    On Mar 6th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a notice and revised the test methods of progression-free survival (PFS) test on polymers under the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL).
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    K-REACH Amendments Ratified During National Assembly

      March 22, 2018    Nadine He

    On 28 Feb 2018, the amendments of the Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (“K-REACH”) were passed by the plenary session of the National Assembly. The proposal was promulgated by the president on 20 Mar as Law No. 15512 and will take into force on 1...
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    The Philippines Updates PICCS Online Search System

      March 22, 2018    Matt Lu

    Recently, the Philippine Environmental Management Bureau under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-EMB) updated the online search system of the Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) on its website to the 2015...
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    South Korea Provides Supports to SMEs for K-REACH Registration

      March 21, 2018    Nadine He

    South Korea’s Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) has been implemented for more than three years. The registration deadline for 510 priority existing chemicals (PECs) is approaching and will end 30 Jun 2018. However, so far only 342 PECs have...
  • 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.
  • K-REACH: Enforcement Decree 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...