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14 Jan 2016

News Update
Amendments Made to Recently Published K-REACH’s LR List
14 January 2016 Announced on 12 Jan, some amendments were made to the previous version of the LR election result for 121 PECs.
China SAWS Issues Administrative Provisions on Labor Protection Equipment
8 January 2016 The State Administration of Work Safety of China issued the Administrative Provisions on Labor Protection Equipment. The new version will replace the former provisions which was repealed on Jul 1st 2015.
South Korea Published LR Election Results for 121 PEC Substances
8 January 2016 The results of LR election for priority existing chemical substances under K-REACH were published, excluding the names of the LRs who applied for non-disclosure.
Taiwan Updated List of Classified Chemicals
7 January 2016 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of Taiwan made public the updated List of Classified Chemicals which contains 6000 substances and their recommended classification results.
Annual Quantity Notification Deadline under Japan Chemical Weapons Control Act
7 January 2016 METI issued a notice reminding the industry to notify the authority the actual quantities of relevant chemicals manufactured, used and imported in 2015.
South Korea to Publish LR Election Results for PECs Requiring Registration under K-REACH in Jan 2016
6 January 2016 The authority issued a notice that the results of LR election for priority existing chemical substances will be published in Jan 2016.
China’s Consumption Tax on Coatings: Controversy Abounds
6 January 2016 The State Administration of Taxation issued a notice stating that the grace period for the battery consumption tax was over, meaning taxation on batteries and coatings went into full effect.
Thailand and Japan to Deepen Chemical Management Cooperation
5 January 2016 Japan METI and Thailand DIW signed an agreement for the second term of the Memorandum of Cooperation on the risk-based chemical management system between both sides.
China New Anti-Terrorism Law to Impact HazChem Industry
31 December 2015 The Anti-Terrorism Law requires manufactures and importers to attach electronic tracking tags to weapons, hazardous chemicals, explosives for civil uses, nuclear and radioactive articles, etc.
Japan Issues Revised New Chemical Test Guidelines under CSCL
31 December 2015 METI published the Partially Revised New Chemical Test Guidelines, which was formulated based on the revisions made to the OECD Test Guidelines.
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