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Regulatory News
27 Mar 2015

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News Update
Registration Exemption under K-REACH
20 March 2015 K-REACH has been effective since 1 Jan 2015 and there are various conditions in which industry is exempted from registration.Our expert elaborated the different exemption conditions and required data in this article.
Taiwan TCSCA and OSHA Single Registration System
18 March 2015 The revised version of both the Taiwan TCSCA and Taiwan OSHA were fully enacted on 11 Dec 2014 and 1 Jan 2015 respectively. As a result, a new chemical registration system has been implemented in Taiwan.
China List of Air Transport Dangerous Goods (2015) Taking Effect this April
20 March 2015 From April 1st, China will implement the List of Air Transport Dangerous Goods (2015). The List incorporated 3436 common dangerous goods in air transport which can be further divided into 3 groups.
Thailand Hazardous Chemical Substance List: Regulatory Obligations and Market Access Implications
12 March 2015 Thailand MOI required manufacturers and importers of chemical substances that meet certain criteria to notify chemical substances to the Department of Industrial Works (DIW).

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REACH24H Attended GlobalChem 2015 as a Sponsor in Fourth Straight Year
On March 2-4, 2015, The 2015 GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition was held in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the fourth time that REACH24H, as the sole sponsor from Asia Pacific, patronized the annual event.
Interpretation of China’s Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals (2015) Seminar will be held in Japan
China’s Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals (2015) will take effect from 1 May 2015. On 21 Apr 2015, The Chemical Daily will host “Interpretation on Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals (2015) Seminar” in Tokyo, Japan. REACH24H will present topics concerning on the possible influences of newly published inventory, and compliance strategies on hazardous chemical registration in China.
Two potential SVHC dossiers are open to the public consultation
On 2 Mar 2015, ECHA has proposed two substances to be identified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs), and is consulting on dossiers containing proposals to identify SVHCs. If substances are identified as SVHCs, they will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List.
Commission Adopts Decisions on Authorisations for DEHP and DBP
On 17 Mar 2015, the European Commission published decisions on authorisations for DEHP and DBP for specific purposes, and the date of expiry of review period is 21 Feb 2019.
ECHA Adopted the CoRAP for 2015-2017 with 134 substances to be evaluated
On 17 Mar 2015, ECHA has adopted the final Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2015-2017 with 134 substances to be evaluated (CoRAP 2015-2017 list). In the coming three years, 21 Member States will carry out substance evaluation for 66 newly selected substances and 68 substances from the previous CoRAP update.
USA TSCA Compliance by Polymers: Make No Detours!
Although a polymer meeting the exemption criteria can exempt from a PMN submission, there are still other regulatory obligations that must be fulfilled such as making a certification statement, record keeping and reporting. REACH24H believes that the polymer issue can be both simple and somewhat complicated, depending on whether or not a polymer exemption is possible, hence the need for comprehensive analysis of the specific product under TSCA.
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