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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • China Consults on Export Control Act

      8 Jan 2020   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The Act details the export control measures for dual-use items, military products, and nuclear products. The export control measures include establishing control lists, implementing export licensing, etc.
  • China MEE Issues Inventory of Severely Restricted Toxic Chemicals (2020)

      6 Jan 2020   Nora Wang

    Takehome: China published the 2020 version of the Inventory of Severely Restricted Toxic Chemicals to exercise restrictive measures targeting specified chemicals.
  • MEM Officially Issues the Guideline for Hazchem Enterprises on Emergency Preparations for Production Safety Accidents

      6 Jan 2020   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The Guideline introduces the fourteen essential factors in the emergency preparation and provides a worksheet containing the specifics of these factors as annex for reference. The emergency management...
  • China Revises Provisions on the Administration of the Road Transport of Dangerous Goods

      31 Dec 2019   Nora Wang

    On December 24, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) published a notice [1], announcing revisions to 13...
  • China GAC issues a Notice on Implementation of the Guidance Catalogue for Industrial Structure Adjustment

      24 Dec 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: For the "encouraged" industrial projects, tax reduction or exemption policies will be implemented for the import of related technologies and equipment. Besides the tax policies, the Notice also introduces...
  • China Requires Annual Reporting of China New Chemical Substances before Feb 1st, 2020

      17 Dec 2019   Nadine He

    On Dec 9th, 2019, China’s Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center (SCC under the Ministry of Ecology and Environment) issued a notice[1] reminding...

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