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  • South Korea Proposes Use of Chemical Universal Tracking Number

      19 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Under new amendments to the CCA regulation, Korea will implement a new chemical information verification and declaration system. The authority will assign a universal tracking number for declared chemical products to manage...
  • Reporting on Actual Volume of New Chemicals Previously Registered below 0.1 t/y under K-REACH

      19 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    The revised Act on Registration, Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances (K-REACH) entered into force on Jan 1st, 2019. Previously, simplified registration was applied to new chemical substances in quantities less than 1 t/y (2015.1.1~2019.12.31) or less than...
  • South Korea Amends Requirements for Statistical Survey on Chemicals

      19 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    South Korea’s Provisions for Statistical Survey on Chemical Substances was revised and published by...
  • China Consults on New National Standard for Rare Earth

      18 Jun 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: MIIT issued a new mandatory national standard: Rare Earth Productions Packing, Marking, Transport and Storage, and is currently seeking feedback from the public. The packing, marking,...
  • China MEM to Formulate “Two Guiding Rules” on Risk Investigation of Chemical Parks and Hazardous Chemical Industry

      17 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: 1.China’s Ministry of Emergency Management is formulating “Two Guiding Rules” on risk investigation of chemical parks and hazardous chemical industry. 2. The risk associated with chemical, metal and non-metal mining industries are...
  • MEE Rolls out Three National Standards on Emission of Air Pollutants

      14 Jun 2019   Nora Wang

    On May 24, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) introduced three national standards on emission of air pollutants, including the Standard for Fugitive Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (GB 37822-2019) ...
  • MOFCOM Initiates Expiry Review Investigation on Acetone Imported from Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

      14 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: China MOFCOM decided to conduct an expiry review investigation of anti-dumping measures on acetone imported from Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan since June 8, 2019.
  • China Details First Green Packaging National Standard

      11 Jun 2019   Lennie Tao

    China's packaging industry is gargantuan, with over 200,000 manufacturers, involved in the production of tens of thousands of product categories.
  • South Korea Addresses Concerns over Two Special Cases for K-REACH Pre-registration

      11 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    The amended K-REACH requires all existing substances that are manufactured or imported in quantities at or above one tonne per year to be registered. Existing chemical substances pre-registered before Jun 30th, 2019 will be granted a grace period to complete full...
  • China Opens Public Consultation on Draft Technical Requirement for Low VOC Content Coatings

      7 Jun 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: NCIA released a new draft of Technical Requirement for Low VOC Content Coatings Product and sought feedback from the public. The limits of the VOC content in water-based coatings,...


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