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  • Shanghai Concludes 2018 New Chemical Inspection Campaign

      18 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Shanghai completed its 2018 new chemical inspection campaign In total 28 enterprises were subject to on-site inspection. Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau (SEPB) concluded the...
  • China Consults on Chemical Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulation

      17 Jan 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 8th, 2019, China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) opened the consultation on the draft Regulations on Chemical Substance Environmental Risk...
  • 28 Substances Added to China’s Existing Chemical Inventory

      17 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    28 new chemical substances were added to China’s Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC) on Jan 14th, 2019. 
  • China to Issue the ODS Quota for Manufacture/Use/Import

      14 Jan 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 3, 2019, MEE published a notice on 2019 quota allocation for ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances) manufacture, use and import, involving 6 HCFCs and...
  • China to Implement Comprehensive Ban on Waste Imports by 2020

      14 Jan 2019   lynn liang

    Over the last couple of years China has incrementally increased the stringency and inclusivity of its multilateral embargo on imported wastes with a view to realizing a...
  • China New Chemical Notification Statistics in 2018

      9 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Updated on 3 January 2019, in total 152 regular notifications and 2,883 simplified notifications of new chemical substances have been approved in 2018. However, for scientific research record notifications the statistics haven’t been published.
  • China Implements Its First Soil Pollution Prevention Law

      4 Jan 2019   Nora Wang

    China’s first national legislation on soil pollution, the Soil Pollution Prevention Law of People’s Republic of China, came into effect on January 1, 2019.
  • China Unearths Toxic Landfill Scandal with Major Environmental and Public Health Ramifications

      1 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Chinese authorities unearthed a major environmental scandal involving the illegal use of thousands of tons of toxic waste materials in a land reclamation project in Taixing City, Jiangsu. In an attempt to defraud and...
  • China to Adjust the 2019 Import/Export Tariffs

      28 Dec 2018   lynn liang

    On Dec 22, Department of Customs of the Chinese Ministry of Finance published the adjustment scheme on 2019 import/export tariffs. Adjustments will be conducted in two stages involving the temporary tariff rate, conventional tariff...
  • China RoHS 2 Catalogue and Exemption List Scheduled to Take Effect in March 2019

      28 Dec 2018   Nora Wang

    MIIT officially released the qualification management catalogue (first batch) of China RoHS 2 and its exemption list.

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