China’s State Council to List Five Chemicals in the Catalogue and Classification of Precursor ChemicalsOn December 5th 2017, China's State Council consented to the addition of five chemicals to the Catalogue and Classification of Precursor Chemicals, the appendix of Regulation on the Administration of Precursor Chemicals
- On Dec 7th 2017, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Philippines issued a document, clarifying some confusions that enterprises encountered when trying to apply for permits for their chemicals.
- Takehome: So far LR election has been completed for 334 PECs. 38 LRs have submitted dossiers, of which 11 have been approved by the authority and obtained a registration No.
- Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) issued the Measures for the Management on the List of Priority Pollution Enterprises, requiring local environmental protection authorities to report the priority pollution
- South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) issued the updates of hazard evaluation results for new chemical substances registered under K-REACH by NIER Announcement No. 2017-52 on 23 Nov 2017. The
- On November 27, 2017, China NHFPC announced the approval of 6 new varieties of food related products.
- Takehome: 22 new toxic chemical substances will be listed into the TCSL. Additional transitional measures will be provided. Published on 23 Nov 2017 by MoE Notice No. 2017-784, South Korea's Ministry of Environment (MoE)
- South Korea's Cabinet passed a new biocides law named K-BPR in Aug of 2017, which is still awaiting final approval from the National Assembly. If approved it will come into force on January 1, 2019. Manufacturers or
- For biocidal products whose Product Types are 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 21, 22 and 23 under Turkish Biocidal Products Regulation (Turkish BPR), the Inventory Notification should be submitted to the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Turkey by January 1, 2018.
- On 22 Nov 2017, Korea MoE issued an announcement, urging the manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals to voluntarily notify breaches of the previous TCCA (the precursor of CCA) and the current CCA regulation.
- On 15 Nov 2017, the FAQs on China new chemical substances notification (China NCSN, a.k.a China REACH) were updated. To be in line with the new amendments on data requirements in China’s New Substance Notification Guidance
- On 1 December 2017, the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations will come into force in New Zealand. Until then the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act remains in force in its current form.
- On Nov 21st 2017, the Chemical Department under Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued a notice, urging the importers of certain chemicals to create accounts at the website of Vietnam National Single Window so that
- Risk assessment of risk concerned products is necessary under K-REACH to prevent risk to human health and the environment which may occur due to hazardous chemical substances contained in products. To assess exposure and risk for consumers, the
- Taiwan’s Executive Yuan approved the bill for revision of the Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act on 9 November. The revised Act is renamed the Toxic and Chemical Substances of Concern Control Act, which entails a broader control over chemicals. The next
- China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has notified WTO of RoHS2 documents, including the standard management catalogue (notification No. G/TBT/N/CHN/1219) and exemption list (notification NO.G/TBT/