- Yesterday, two eye-catching public announcements were published on China MEE’s website, stating that three Chinese companies were fined for violations of the new chemical notification obligations. They have manufactured new
- Takehome: The Philippines issued a CCO on arsenic and its compounds. Registration with DENR-EMB and obtaining importation clearance is required for arsenic and its compounds
South Korea Recommends Formation of Separate Consortiums for Nanomaterial Registration under K-REACHTakehome: South Korea follows the definition of nanomaterials under EU REACH and recommends formation of separate consortiums for nanomaterial registration as there are significant differences in the hazardous properties of substances
- Takehome: In response to media stories claiming that K-REACH regulations are plaguing chemical businesses, the Korea MoE published an explanation to reiterate the government’s support for chemical registration. Ever since
- Takehome: The OSHA requires new chemical registrants to submit downstream information by Nov 22nd, 2019. Priority targets are registered new chemicals suspected as being carcinogenic or posing other serious health risks.
- Takehome: 171,932 pre-registration applications were submitted for 16,743 chemical substances. 11% of the pre-registered substances are over 1,000 t/y. Designated CMR substances with a volume over 1 t/y and the general
- Takehome: 18 new substances were listed as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH. They are still considered new chemical substances in South Korea and require new chemical registration other than
- Takehome: Taiwan will incentivize the use of non-animal tests for new and existing chemical registration. Discounts on registration fee will be offered to promote use of non-animal testing. No changes to current legislation
- Takehome: The 4th version of the Thailand Hazardous Substance Act will enter into effect on 27th October 2019. In the revised Act, the definition of “transit” is separated from “import”. Redundant/superfluous procedures in
- Takehome: The highly anticipated K-REACH CICO (analogous to EU REACH’s substance information exchange forum -SIEF) finally opened on 7th October. Companies that want to complete joint-registration need to join CICO first.
- Takehome: 2020 is just around the corner and marks the beginning of the window for standard registration of PECs in Taiwan. The Guidance for Standard Registration of Priority Existing Chemicals was initially drafted in March
- Takehome: Taiwan’s transportation management regulation for regulated toxic substances and chemicals of concern is under revision Taiwan EPA would align the regulation with the new TCCSCA, previously known as Taiwan TCSCA
- Takehome: The comments received on the draft revision of the Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances mainly focus on 5 aspects: scope of application, applicant, and submission of materials and
- Takehome: The Framework Guide for Technology Methods for Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances (Trial) can be applied to both the existing and new chemical substances. The release of
- Takehome: As of Sept 12, 2019, the MEE has received applications from 55 enterprises or industrial associations to append the IECSC with 230 chemical substances. Manufacturers, importers, users of
- Takehome: South Korea’s MoE approved the amendments on K-REACH Enforcement Rules to simplify and accelerate new chemical registration and approvals of exemptions for R&D purposes. However, only new chemical substances