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  • Taiwan to Promote Non-animal Testing for Taiwan REACH

      17 Oct 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan will incentivize the use of non-animal tests for new and existing chemical registration. Discounts on registration fee will be offered to promote use of non-animal testing. No changes to current...
  • Taiwan to Issue Guidance for Standard Registration of Priority Existing Chemicals

      9 Oct 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: 2020 is just around the corner and marks the beginning of the window for standard registration of PECs in Taiwan. The Guidance for Standard Registration of Priority Existing Chemicals was initially drafted in March...
  • Taiwan Issues the Standard for Coatings VOCs Management

      29 Sep 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The limits of VOCs in coatings used for buildings and industrial maintenance are stipulated in the standard. The standard also offers criteria to categorize relevant coatings into 5 types. A 2-year grace period will be given...
  • Taiwan Consults on Amendments to Toxic Chemical Transportation Management Regulation

      29 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan’s transportation management regulation for regulated toxic substances and chemicals of concern is under revision Taiwan EPA would align the regulation with the new TCCSCA, previously known as Taiwan...
  • Taiwan Promulgates Revised Chemical Control Act Enforcement Rules

      12 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan introduced the new Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act Enforcement Rules to align with Taiwan TCCSCA. The revised Enforcement Rules will come into effect on Jan 16th, 2020...
  • Professionals Share Insights into SIEF Management under REACH-like Regulations

      9 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Purchasing data for use in Taiwan REACH or K-REACH registration from EU REACH data owners is hindered by communication difficulties and lack of cross regional data sharing standards. Big companies may decline joint registration in...
  • “SIEF-like” Platform Released for Taiwan REACH

      5 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan’s SIEF-like platform was released. Its functions are limited to finding co-registrants. Procedures for updating the volume of manufacture/importation submitted in phase 1 registration of existing chemicals haven’t been...
  • Taiwan Publishes FAQs for Chemical Registration

      28 Aug 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan published 420 FAQs on its New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation on Aug 28th, 2019. Companies need more guidance on what to do next, including seminars, FAQs, supporting documents, etc....
  • Taiwan Expects More Supporting Regulations for Toxic and Concerned Chemicals

      21 Aug 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Three regulations for management of toxic chemicals and concerned chemicals in Taiwan were revised and issued for public consultation (ending Oct 7th). Approval management of Class...
  • Taiwan to Phase out Mercury-Added Products

      9 Jul 2019   Nadine He

    Taiwan is to prohibit the manufacture, importation and export of a range of mercury-added products in accordance with the Minamata Convention on Mercury from Jan 1st, 2021.

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