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  • 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.
  • Japan Announces 210 New Chemicals Substances under CSCL

      5 Aug 2019   Nora Wang

    On July 31, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of the Environment (MOE), and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) released the Joint Notice No.2 ...
  • Japan to Restrict Exports of Three Chemicals Key to Semiconductor Industry in South Korea

      9 Jul 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: Japan announced that it will remove South Korea from the “whitelist” in the Export Trade Management Order through an amendment act, and South Korea’s imports from Japan will lose...
  • Japan Awaiting Official Release of Food Contact Material Positive List

      5 Jul 2019   Anne Peng

    The informal draft of positive lists of additives and polymers used in food contact materials was disclosed, however the official consultation draft is expected to face the public in July or August.
  • Japan MHLW Releases Revision to List of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances

      3 Jul 2019   Nora Wang

    On June 19, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) released an amendment to the Cabinet Order on the Designation of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances, ...
  • 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...


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