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  • China Issues Two Guidelines on Security Risk Management

      23 Aug 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: Two guidelines on security risk management of chemical parks and hazardous chemical enterprises were officially released by China’s MEM on August 16th, 2019. The responsibilities of hazardous chemical...
  • Changes Made to China’s Solid Waste Pollution Prevention and Control Law

      23 Aug 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The new draft revision of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Pollution was submitted to the NPC Standing Committee for review and is expected to be finalized...
  • CFSA Consults on 21 Additives and Resins Used in Food Contact Materials

      23 Aug 2019   Anne Peng

    The proposed approval of 21 food related products is under consultation, which will end on September 19.
  • MEM Revises the Administrative Measures on Emergency Response Plan for Workplace Accidents

      22 Aug 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: On 11th July, MEM released the revised Administrative Measures on Emergency Response Plan for Workplace Accidents. Amendments have been made to adapt the Measures to the current online service system....
  • Taiwan Expects More Supporting Regulations for Toxic and Concerned Chemicals

      21 Aug 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Three regulations for management of toxic chemicals and concerned chemicals in Taiwan were revised and issued for public consultation (ending Oct 7th). Approval management of Class...
  • New Zealand Consults on Proposed Changes to Hazardous Substances Management System

      21 Aug 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: On August 19th, 2019, New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment issued a public consultation on proposed changes to its hazardous substances management system. This consultation will...
  • China Consults on Chemical Manufacturer Safe Production Standards

      19 Aug 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: On 9th August, China MEM issued a notice seeking feedback on Safety Code of Special Work in Chemical Manufactory and Safety Technology Specification for Ammonium Nitrate. The consultation will end on 15th...
  • Japan Solicits Public Feedback on Food Contact Materials Positive Lists

      16 Aug 2019   Anne Peng

    Japan’s official food contact materials positive lists were finally opened to public feedback, following previous informal disclosure of an internal version on Jun 13.
  • Jiangsu Publishes Safety Risks Warning List for Chemical Enterprises

      16 Aug 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: Jiangsu province will mandate all chemical enterprises...
  • India Imposes Anti-dumping Duties on PTA Imported from South Korea and Thailand

      14 Aug 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Recently, India’s Ministry of Finance has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) imported from South Korea and Thailand.


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