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  • Low Hazard Chemicals Proposed for Exemption of Registration and Notification under Korea REACH

      19 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    On 12 Oct 2018, South Korea’s MoE issued a notice (No.
  • China Destroys CFC-11 Illegal Manufacturing Facility

      18 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    On Oct 15th 2018, The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China publicized the discovery and closure of an illegal manufacturing plant producing CFC-11 in Henan Province. 3 suspects have been arrested and another 2 are still at large...
  • MEE Government Affair Service Center Officially Opens

      18 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    On Oct 12, 2018, MEPSCC (China Solid Waste and Chemical Management) announced that from Oct 15, the channel for new chemical notification and import declaration for solid waste has been transformed to the government affair service center under MEE, and the original...
  • South Korea Designates 15 New Toxic Chemicals

      17 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: 15 chemical substances were listed as toxic. Chemical name or concentration threshold were updated for 3 toxic substances that were previously designated. ...
  • Korea Consults on 544 CMRs Requiring Registration Before 2021

      17 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: 544 CMRs are drafted for K-REACH registration before 30 Jun 2021. Pre-registration is required before 30 Jun 2019 (accounting for full registration grace period). In a...
  • 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 released more implementation details...
  • China Issues Supplementary Classification Guidance of Aquatic Environmental Hazards

      16 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the National Standardization A
  • Korea Consults on 1195 Substances subject to Priority Management under K-REACH

      12 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Two lists of substances subject to priority management are drafted for consultation until 1 Nov 2018. Production notification is required for these substances of CMR, PBT, EDCs, STOT, etc....
  • Kenya Suspends CCIC and SGS for Failure to Inspect Imported Goods

      12 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    China Certification and Inspections Group Company (CCIC) and Société Générale de Surveillance SA (SGS) of Switz
  • Taiwan Expects On-site Inspection of Imported Chemicals

      12 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Pre-confirmation on CCIP platform of chemicals before importation to Taiwan is not mandatory at present.  Taiwan EPA will conduct on-site inspection of imported chemicals, with priority on...

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