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  • China New Chemical Scientific Research Record Notification Statistics in 2018

      15 Feb 2019   lynn liang

    MEE promulgated 1594 scientific research record notifications of new chemical substances in two batches on Jan 24[1] and...
  • 21 Chemical Manufacturing Industries to be included in the New Catalogue of Encouraged Foreign Investment Industries

      15 Feb 2019   Nora Wang

    On January 1, 2019, the NDRC and the MOFCOM jointly issued a notice seeking feedback on the new Catalogue of Encouraged Foreign Investment Industries.
  • China consults on the List of Toxic and Hazardous Water Pollutants

      14 Feb 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 25, China MEE opened public consultation on the draft list of toxic and hazardous water pollutants (First Batch) (有毒有害水污染物名录(第一批)). The...
  • Taiwan Consults on Coatings VOC Management

      14 Feb 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 19, 2019, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan (EPA) released the Draft Volatile Organic Compound Content Limits for...
  • New Zealand EPA Welcomes a New Guide to Domestic Chemical Disposal

      13 Feb 2019   Nora Wang

    On February 1, 2019, the Consumer New Zealand released a new guide to help protect New Zealand people from hazardous domestic chemicals. The research and production of the guide was funded by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and is freely available on...
  • Industry Concerns over China’s Draft Regulation on Chemical Assessment and Control

      1 Feb 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: China is to adopt a regulation on chemical environmental risk assessment and control similar to Canada CEPA, U.S. TSCA and Japan CSCL, rather than a REACH-like regulation. The industry welcomes changes to new...
  • South Korea Releases Updated Existing Chemical Inventory

      1 Feb 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: South Korea’s Existing Chemicals Inventory (KECI) was updated to include 44,478 substances. The KECI will not be appended in the future.
  • China Publishes the List of Toxic and Hazardous Air Pollutants

      31 Jan 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 23, 2019, China MEE officially published the list of toxic and hazardous air pollutants (First Batch) (有毒有害大气污染物名录(第一批)) ...
  • China Revises Regulations on the Lithium-ion Battery Industry

      31 Jan 2019   Nora Wang

    China MIIT issued the revised Regulatory Standards for the Lithium-ion Battery Industry and the Interim Administrative Measures for the Regulatory Circular of the Lithium-ion Battery Industry.
  • New Standard on Major Hazard Installations for Hazardous Chemicals to Take Effect in March 2019

      31 Jan 2019   Nora Wang

    On November 19, 2018, 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 come into mandatory...


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