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31 Dec 2014

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Regulatory Update
K-REACH Enforcement Decree
Scope: K-REACH / Status: To be enforced / Release: 2014-12-9 / Effective: 2015-1-1

The Presidential Decree (also known as the Enforcement Decree) is one of the decrees that detail the management of chemicals and downstream products and specify and elucidate the registration requirements.

K-REACH Enforcement Rules
Scope: K-REACH / Status: To be enforced / Release: 2014-12-24/ Effective: 2015-1-1

The Ministerial Decree (also known as the Enforcement Rules) is one of the K-REACH subordinate statutes and covers the requirements on annual report, confirmation of registration, hazard assessment, only representatives and so on.

News Update
Taiwan Not to Implement OR Concept

30 December 2014 Taiwan's chemical registration regulations only authorize domestic importers and manufacturers to appoint a third party representative (TRP) based in Taiwan to assume their chemical registration responsibilities. Different to the only representative (OR) rules under EU REACH, in Taiwan non-Taiwanese companies will not be able to obtain registration certificate via a TPR.

Taiwan TCSCA: Chemical Substance Supplementation Ends 31 Apr 2015

30 December 2014 Chemical substances manufactured or imported to the Taiwanese market before 11 Dec 2014 are eligible for inclusion into The Taiwan Existing Chemical Substance Inventory (Taiwan ECSI) as existing chemical substances by providing proof of previous manufacture or import before 31 Mar 2015.

China SAWS National Investigation on Occupational Disease and Hazards<

29 December 2014 According to a recent notice issued by SAWS, China will carry out a series of national investigations on occupational disease and hazards. The results will be publicized and measures and conclusions drawn up thereafter.

China Published Electrical Waste Disposal Guidelines
24 December 2014 Chinese MEP and MIIT jointly issued E-Waste Dismantling and Production Management Guidelines (2015 version) to further standardize the waste disposal activities of companies involved in electrical or electronic product disposal.
Turkey SDS: Regulators Issue Challenging New Regulation
23 December 2014 Turkey published the Regulation on Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Substances and Mixtures, which went into force immediately. The new regulation replaces the former SDS regulation 27092 and aligns Turkey’s SDS format with EU 453/2010.
China NCSN: New Requirements for Eco-toxicological Testing to Be Implemented
22 December 2014 The MEP approved 11 eco-toxicological testing institutes will be the first laboratories to fully implement the 2nd version of Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals. In addition, China MEP will require the 11 eco-tox institutes to make Gobiocypris Rarus their default test species.
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REACH24H will present on Global Chemical Congress 2015
Global Chemical Congress 2015 will be held on 25-26 February 2015 in London to celebrate the success of NCEC's 40th anniversary. REACH24H Consulting Group will present topics concerning on China chemical regulations, K-REACH and Taiwan Chemical Management under Taiwan TCSCA and Taiwan OSHA.
Case Study
How K-REACH Will Affect the Flavors and Fragrances Industry

K-REACH will regulate new chemical substances, existing chemical substances and downstream products by prescribing requirements for registration, hazard evaluation, and risk assessment. These substances will of course include substances classified as flavors and fragrances.

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