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Taiwan to Tighten Management on Three POPs

  •   12 Nov 2018
  •    Nadine He
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    Takehome:

    • Three POPs will be subject to tightened regulation under Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act.
    • Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substance List will be updated accordingly.
    • Transitional period will be provided for compliance.

    Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs, CAS: 85535-84-8), Decabromobiphenyl ether (CAS: 1163-19-5) and Hexachloro-1,3-butadiene (CAS: 87-68-3) are persistent organic pollutants (POPs) controlled by Stockholm Convention since 2017. In response to international management trends of these substances, Taiwan EPA on Nov 6th, 2018 proposed to update the Toxic Chemical Substance List, including  

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