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  • Japan to Implement Positive List System for Food Contact Materials

      7 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    On Jun 13th, 2018, Japan published the revised Food Sanitation Law. In the amended version, Japan introduced the positive list system for food contact material to replace the current negative list. Recently on October 15th, 2018
  • Japan METI Details Small Volume Substance/Low Volume Notification Requirements

      16 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    As the implementation date of Jan 1, 2019 approaches for amended small volume substance notification and low volume notification of new chemical substances under the Japan Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL), METI has
  • Japan Revises Use Categories under CSCL

      12 Jul 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Jul 5th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Environment (MOE), and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) jointly issued the drafts of revised use categories and the
  • Japan Published Table of Environmental Emission Factors

      2 Jul 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Jun 28th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) jointly issued a draft table of the environmental emission
  • Japanese MHLW to Revise Poisonous and Deleterious Substances List

      24 May 2018   Matt Lyu

    On May 17th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) published a proposal of the revision of the Order for Designation of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances and sought feedback from the public. The
  • Japan Revised PFS Test Methods for CSCL

      23 Mar 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Mar 6th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a notice and revised the test methods of polymer flow scheme (PFS) test on polymers under the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL).
  • Japan Revises CSCL Enforcement Order

      5 Mar 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Feb 21st, 2018, METI issued a government gazette and stipulated the amendments to the Cabinet Order for Enforcement of CSCL which is a supportive regulation to CSCL. The main amendments include 5 parts and will take
  • Japan METI Details the Determination of Specified New Chemicals

      9 Feb 2018   Matt Lyu

    In Mar 2017, Japan’s government voted and passed the amendments to the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) proposed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Environment (
  • Japan Consults on Amendments on Test Methods of New Chemicals

      21 Dec 2017   Matt Lyu

    On Dec 18th 2017, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and Ministry of Environment (MOE) jointly issued a notice on the amendments on the test methods of
  • Japan METI Sets Enforcement Date for Revised CSCL

      20 Dec 2017   Matt Lyu

    In Mar 2017, Japan’s government voted and passed the amendments to the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) proposed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Environment (MOE). On Dec 8th
  • Japan: Interpretation of Japan New Chemical Substance Notification and Inventory

      9 Nov 2017   Ying Zhang

    On Chemical Regulatory Annual Conference 2017, Mr. Fukushima, the Ex-Director General of Chemical Management Center (NITE), along with Ms. Yoshida from National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), have given a full
  • Japan NITE Updates GHS Classifications

      4 Aug 2017   Matt Lyu

    Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) published on its website the latest version of GHS classification in fiscal year 2016/2017
  • Japan ISHL: 10 More Substances to Require Labeling & SDS

      19 May 2017   Matt Lyu

    Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) issued a notice on a revision to the Cabinet Order for Enforcement of Industrial Safety and Health Act and sought opinion from the public. The public
  • Japan Consults on Revision of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances

      4 May 2017   Matt Lyu

    Japanese MHLW proposed to revise the list of poisonous and deleterious substances. The consultation will end on May 26th 2017.
  • Japan CSCL: Changes in Prior Assessment Chemical Substances

      11 Apr 2017   Matt Lyu

    Japanese METI published the latest batch of Prior Assessment Chemical Substances (PACs) under CSCL. In the meantime, some PACs were deleted.
  • Japan ISHL: 214 Existing Chemical Substances Added

      11 Apr 2017   Matt Lyu

    Japan MHLW published the latest batch of notified chemical substances that are added as existing chemical substances under ISHL through an official gazette. This batch contains a total of 214 chemical

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