Expert Articles

  •  3 Apr 2015  Jane Zhou    3201

    The Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals serves as an essential support document to facilitate implementation of the Regulations on the Control over Safety of Hazardous Chemicals. The Inventory of Hazardous chemicals is also an important reference for the industry to define their respective chemical

  •  20 Mar 2015  Nadine He    4003

    The Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals in Korea (a.k.a K-REACH) has been effective since 1 Jan 2015. Chemical registration is the most significant regulatory obligation for industry to comply with; however, there are also many registration exemption conditions. Under some conditions,
  •  12 Mar 2015  Matt Lyu    5608

    On Feb 19th, 2015, Ministry of Industry (MOI) published a notification pertaining to the List of Hazardous Substances (No. 2) B.E. 2558 (2015). According to the notification, manufacturers and importers of chemical substances that meet certain criteria will have to notify chemical substances to the
  •  28 Jan 2015      3528

    In Taiwan chemicals are regulated under both the TCSCA and OSHA, both of which have been fully implemented. Although many of the previous ambiguities have been cleared up there are still some meaningful questions to be answered which are worthy of further discussion. CBI (Confidential Business
  •  30 Dec 2014      4236

    1. How K-REACH Will Affect the Flavors and Fragrances Industry The final draft of the Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals in Korea (aka “K-REACH”) was published on the 30th of April 2013 and will come into force on the 1st of January 2015. K-REACH will replace the previous new chemical
  •  17 Dec 2014  Nadine He   

    The Expert Evaluation Committee (hereinafter “Evaluation Committee”) is responsible for the scientific reviewing and evaluation of notification dossiers for (1) Regular Notification (2) General Case of Simplified Notification under China NCSN (a.k.a China REACH). Although the current scientific
  •  16 Dec 2014      2677

    Chemical management requires that chemicals are assessed under a number of criteria and requiring the use of one or more experiments to provide data on physiochemical properties, hazards, effect on biotic systems, degradation and accumulation, health effect, etc. The test results serve as
  •  15 Dec 2014  Zaipeng Yang    2253

    Abstract: The administration of new chemicals in China is introduced in this article. The current problems facing regulation of new chemicals in China are overviewed along with some possible solutions to improve overall regulatory efficiency. The two most important factors to consider are: Firstly 
  •  26 Nov 2014  Matt Lyu   

    On March 7th 2014, Standard SS 586: 2014 “Specification for hazard communication for hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods” was approved by the Singapore Chemical Standards Committee and took effect thereafter. The new version SS 586 stipulates more detailed requirements on the storage and road
  •  26 Nov 2014  Jane Zhou    2407

    China has long been practicing chemical management based on chemical lists. Regulatory measures are imposed to a very limited selection of chemicals with well recognized hazardous information. However, many workplace accidents have occurred due to lack of preventative and controlling measures