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  • China, Japan and South Korea Set to Continue Joint Environmental Actions

      6 Dec 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: The 21st Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting was held in Japan, during which environment ministers of China, Japan and South Korea adopted the new priority cooperation areas for the next...
  • South Korea Designates Eight New Toxic Chemicals

      4 Dec 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Eight 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 the...
  • China to Ban Microbeads in Daily Chemical Products

      29 Nov 2019   Winnie Xu

    Takehome: China's pending ban on the manufacture and sale of daily chemical products containing microbeads is still subject to further refinement. Many companies that expected the ban have already replaced...
  • South Korea Completes Domestic Approval Process for the Minamata Convention on Mercury

      26 Nov 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The South Korea approval document on the Minamata Convention was completed and submitted to the United Nations on 22nd November. The requirements in the approval document are...
  • China Officially Unveils Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods

      26 Nov 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: The China MOT, together with several other agencies, jointly issued the official version of the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods. As the first document...
  • South Korea Consults on Two Standards Concerning Household Chemical Products

      22 Nov 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: South Korea proposed revisions to the testing and safety management of household chemical products. So far, K-BPR regulates 13 categories covering 35 kinds of household chemical products. In addition...
  • China Punishes Three Manufacturers Violating New Chemical Notification Obligations

      20 Nov 2019   Nadine He

    Yesterday, two eye-catching public announcements were
  • China MEE Issues Two Standards concerning Identification of Hazardous Wastes

      20 Nov 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: The China MEE issued general rules and technical specifications concerning the identification of hazardous wastes to control relevant environmental issues. On November 12 and 13, 2019,...
  • Shanghai Imposes Higher Air Pollution Management Requirements on Key Industries

      18 Nov 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: Shanghai has expanded both the scope of industries subject to air pollutant management measures and increased the stringency of requirements beyond the mandatory stipulations articulated...
  • Three Chemical Businesses in Yancheng Expected to Resume Production 8 Months after Xiangshui Explosion

      18 Nov 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Three chemical businesses in Yancheng are applying for municipal-level review of their production resumption after going through a two-month procedure, and will be allowed to restore production upon the approval of municipal...

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