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  • Industry Professionals Share Insights into China Chemical Management Issues

      25 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances (MEP Order 7) is under revision and the proposed amendments will be issued soon. China’s Chemicals Management Plan introduces...
  • Shandong to Implement Specific Rectification Work on Chemical Plants and Parks

      24 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: In order to improve safety in the chemical sector, Shandong’s provincial government issued a notification on upcoming rectification work targeting chemical plants and parks.
  • China Concludes 1st Round of Central Government Environmental Inspections and Gears up for a New Round

      21 Jun 2019   Nora Wang

    In mid-May 2019, China’s first round of central government environmental inspections and follow-up reviews were wrapped up. It is reported that the central government has been vigorously preparing for a new round of actions to enhance environmental protection...
  • G20 to Formulate the World’s First International Framework on Oceanic Plastic Waste

      21 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: G20 achieved consensus on formulating an international framework in order to reduce oceanic plastic waste, which will be the first international framework on oceanic plastic waste in the world....
  • 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.
  • 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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