- On Nov 28th, in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province China, a fire caused by ignition of leaked vinyl chloride was responsible for the deaths of 23 people, a further 22 people were seriously injured.
- On Dec 4th, 2018, Thailand Hazardous Substances Management Division under the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) opened the draft revisions to the Hazardous Substances Act to public consultation. The consultation
- In December, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation fined three domestic API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) manufacturers 12.8338 million Yuan (about 1.86 million dollars) for violation of anti-monopoly rules
- Takehome: Taiwan MoL issued a guidance for companies to claim CBI on SDSs. The revised regulation for labelling and SDSs compilation of hazardous chemicals was issued on Nov 9th, 2018.
- China’s new RTDG regulation JT/T617-2018 adds exemptions for dangerous goods transport in the general provision which will reduce the compliance obligations and financial burdens for relevant stakeholders. Although it doesn’t
China Releases GB 18218-2018 to Adjust Regulation concerning Major Hazard Installations for Hazardous ChemicalsOn November 19, Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation and Standardization Administration announced the release of the revised Identification of Major Hazard Installations for Hazardous Chemicals (GB 18218-2018). It will
- From November 3 to 12, three major accidents associated with hazardous chemicals occurred in three provinces of China. The death toll currently stands at 20 dead and a further 13 were injured.
- Updated on Dec 3rd, 2018, the joint registration dossiers of 343 priority existing chemicals (PECs) under K-REACH have been submitted to the authority, of which 340 have been approved and issued with the registration number.
- Takehome: 45 chemical substances previously finished China’s new chemical notification were supplemented to IECSC. They will be regulated as existing chemical substances and there will be no tonnage limit. More and more new
- The catalog of goods subject to Taiwan RoHS has been appended. Three EEEs will need to comply with Taiwan RoHS from 1 Jan 2019.
- Takehome: Eight new substances will be designated as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH. Mandatory classification and labelling elements of the eight toxic substances are proposed for public
- On Nov 21st, China MOT releases JT/T 617 series on official website. JT/T 617, Regulations concerning road transportation of dangerous goods (危险货物道路运输规则), is the first integrated regulations for Road TDG in China. It will soon
- Taiwan has a self-governed chemical management system with a distinct legislative and regulatory framework. During ChemCon Europe2018 in Budapest, Dr. Jowitt Li from SAHTECH overviewed Taiwan’s chemical administration and legal
- The revised K-REACH will come into force on Jan 1st, 2019. During ChemCon Europe 2018 (Nov 12th to Nov 16th) held in Budapest, Jonghee Koh from The Korea Ministry of Environment underscored two important updates to be
- On Nov, 4th, a chemical leak of 6.97 metric tons of C9 happened in Quangang in Fujian Province in East China. The spill garnered significant attention amongst Chinese netizens not for the inherent dangers posed by C9, but rather for by the
- The revised Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH) was promulgated as Law No.15844 on Oct 16th, 2018 (CL news). The new requirements will come into force on Jan 1st, 2019.