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  • 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).
  • Japan Revises CSCL Enforcement Order

      5 Mar 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Feb 21st, 2018, METI issued a government gazette and stipulated the amendments to the Cabinet Order for Enforcement of CSCL which is a supportive regulation to CSCL. The main amendments include 5 parts and will take effect from different dates.
  • Japan METI Details the Determination of Specified New Chemicals

      9 Feb 2018   Matt Lyu

    In Mar 2017, Japan’s government voted and passed the amendments to the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) proposed by the Ministry of...
  • Japan Consults on Amendments on Test Methods of New Chemicals

      21 Dec 2017   Matt Lyu

    On Dec 18th 2017, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and Ministry of Environment (MOE) jointly issued a notice on the amendments on the test methods of new chemicals experiments and sought...
  • Japan METI Sets Enforcement Date for Revised CSCL

      20 Dec 2017   Matt Lyu

    In Mar 2017, Japan’s government voted and passed the amendments to the Chemical Substance Control Law (...

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