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19 May 2016

News Update
Taiwan Existing Chemical Substance Supplementary Pre-Registration
17 May 2016 For manufacturers or importers that missed the pre-registration, if they still want to continue importation/production activities, a supplementary pre-registration should be applied for.
India to Ban the Use of PCBs
17 May 2016 Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change published the Notification of Regulation of PCBs Order which will phase out and eventually ban the manufacture, import and use of PCBs in India.
Tianjin Starts Charging for VOC Emission
13 May 2016 After investigation and debate, Tianjin government announced that the VOC emission will start being charged from May 1st 2016. However, the policy will initially only target the petroleum industry and packaging and printing industry.
ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database in Full Operation
13 May 2016 After 1 year’s trial operation, the free-of-charge online ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database (AJCSD) was officially and fully launched on April 28, 2016.
Taiwan Issues Frequently Asked Questions for Chemical Importation Management
12 May 2016 Taiwan issued the 16 frequently-asked questions collected from stakeholders for chemical importation management, namely the chemical commodity importation pre-confirmation (CCIP) mechanism.
New Labeling Requirements under Revised Japan ISHL to Take Effect June 1
11 May 2016 The 2014 amendments to ISHL and the subsequent amendments to its Enforcement Order will impact the current labeling rules on 2 aspects.
Taiwan Revises Regulations on Hazardous Chemicals Posing Public Safety Risks
11 May 2016 Taiwan Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Economic Affairs jointly issued a gazette that revised the Standards on Hazardous Chemicals of Public Safety Risks and Flammable Gases of High Pressure and Safety Management Measures.
Korean MoE Proposes Changes to K-REACH’s Presidential Decree
10 May 2016 The Ministry of Environment issued a revised draft of the Presidential Decree (Enforcement Decree) of the Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH) on 20 Apr, 2016. The public consultation will end on 30 May.
Shanghai Drafts New Measures for Safety Management of Hazardous Chemicals
10 May 2016 Shanghai government issued the draft revision of the Measures for Safety Management of Hazardous Chemicals for public comment. The consultation period will end on May 28th.
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