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  • Taiwan Releases the Permit Registration and Approval Regulations for Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances

      20 Jan 2020   Horace Wang

    Takehome: Taiwan EPA released the revised Permit Registration and Approval Regulations for Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances and repealed the Approval Regulations for Class 4 Toxic Chemical Substances....
  • China Gets Tougher on Plastic Pollution

      20 Jan 2020   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Chinese authorities released new rules to tighten restrictions on the production, sale and use of disposable plastic products and ease environmental challenges associated with plastics....
  • China SAMR Issued 2019 Food-Related Products National Sampling Results

      19 Jan 2020   Yilia Ye

    As revealed by a SAMR announcement issued on Jan. 16, 2020, 3110 batches of food-related products from 3097 enterprises were inspected during the recent national sampling, of which the overall qualification rate reached 95.1%.
  • Thailand Specifies the Notification and Licensing of Hazardous Substances Transit

      19 Jan 2020   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The detailed notification and licensing process of hazardous substances transit are stipulated in the DIW Notice, as well as supplemented provisions for applicants. The Notice also provides the standard formats of...
  • China MEM Consults on Second Draft of Law on Safety Management of Hazardous Chemicals

      17 Jan 2020   Nora Wang

    Takehome: China MEM is soliciting comments on the second draft of the Law on Safety Management of Hazardous Chemicals from emergency management administrations at various levels. The draft Law...
  • China Consults on the Revision to the List of Monitored Chemicals

      15 Jan 2020   Horace Wang

    Takehome: Based on the approved amendment to the Annex on Chemicals of Chemical Weapons Convention, China proposed to add 4 categories of chemicals to the List of Monitored Chemicals.
  • Australia to Adopt GHS Revision 7 from July 2020

      15 Jan 2020   Nora Wang

    On January 10, 2020, the Safe Work Australia (SWA) announced in a ...
  • Taiwan Promulgates Revised Labelling and SDS Regulation for Toxic and Concerned Chemical

      15 Jan 2020   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan EPA published the new Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Labelling and SDS Regulation. The revised Regulation will come into effect on January 16, 2020, the same implementation date as Taiwan TCCSCA....
  • 47 Substances Added to China’s Existing Chemical Inventory

      13 Jan 2020   Nadine He

    Takehome: 47 new chemical substances were added to the IECSC. There is no tonnage limit after they are listed as existing chemicals in the IECSC. 47 new chemical substances were added to China’s Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC) on...
  • China Consults on the Second Draft Revision of the Inventory of Hazardous Wastes

      13 Jan 2020   Nadine He

    Takehome: A new draft revision of the Inventory of Hazardous Wastes was published for public comments. More exemptions were drafted. Three months after China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) released the last draft revision of the Inventory of...

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