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  • Japan Revises Chemical Classification and Labelling Standards Based on UN GHS Rev. 6.

      30 May 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Japanese Official Gazette published the latest version of standards for GHS classification and labelling and SDS preparation. The revisions are made to align with UN  GHS Rev.6. 
  • Japan Adds 15 Priority Assessment Chemicals

      30 Apr 2019   Nadine He

    15 substances (given number 237~251) were designated on Apr 1st as “priority assessment chemicals” (PACs) under the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) according to ...
  • Japan ISHL: 198 Existing Chemical Substances Added

      15 Apr 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Japan MHLW added 198 substances to the ISHL inventory as existing substances. New chemical substances shall be notified under ISHL and CSCL respectively.
  • Japan Exempts 150 Existing Substances from Annual Notification

      9 Apr 2019   Nadine He

    On Mar 29, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced the addition of 150 existing substances to the List of Substances Exempted from Notification...
  • Japan to Implement Positive List System for Food Contact Materials

      7 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    On Jun 13th, 2018, Japan published the revised Food Sanitation Law. In the amended version, Japan introduced the positive list system for food contact material to replace the current negative list. Recently on October 15th, 2018 Japan held technical seminars...
  • Japan METI Details Small Volume Substance/Low Volume Notification Requirements

      16 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    As the implementation date of Jan 1, 2019 approaches for amended small volume substance notification and low volume notification of new chemical substances under the Japan Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL), METI has released more implementation details...
  • Japan Revises Use Categories under CSCL

      12 Jul 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Jul 5th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Environment (MOE), and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) jointly issued the drafts of revised use categories and the emission factors for public consultation....
  • Japan Published Table of Environmental Emission Factors

      2 Jul 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Jun 28th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) jointly issued a draft table of the environmental emission factors. The public consultation will...
  • Japanese MHLW to Revise Poisonous and Deleterious Substances List

      24 May 2018   Matt Lyu

    On May 17th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) published a proposal of the revision of the Order for Designation of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances and sought feedback from the public. The consultation will end on Jun...
  • Japan Revised PFS Test Methods for CSCL

      23 Mar 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Mar 6th, 2018, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a notice and revised the test methods of polymer flow scheme (PFS) test on polymers under the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL).


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