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  • Taiwan EPA to Revise Incentive Measures for Toxic Chemical Operators

      6 Mar 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan is to revise the Measures for Incentives for Operation of Toxic Chemicals. A draft proposal has been issued for public comments until 28 April. Major updates will be made to expand the measure’s scope to...
  • Taiwan Tightens Management on Three POPs

      6 Mar 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan EPA listed three POPs into the Toxic Chemical Substance List. Corresponding transitional period was provided for compliance. Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs, CAS...
  • MOT to Release Safety Technical Conditions for Vehicles Transporting Dangerous Goods

      5 Mar 2019   lynn liang

    On Feb 25, Mr. Yu Xingyuan, the chief of freight and logistics management in MOT, made a speech regarding the “regulations and supervisions in dangerous goods road transport in China” during the “Sino-German Dangerous Goods Transportation Workshop” held in Beijing....
  • Australian Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 Passed by Both Houses of Parliament

      4 Mar 2019   Nora Wang

    Three out of a package of six bills were passed by the two houses of the Australian Federal Parliament, including the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017, the Transitional Provisions, and the Amendment Bills.
  • China MEE Solicits Suggestions to Revise National Catalogue of Hazardous Wastes

      1 Mar 2019   Nora Wang

    On February 21, the Center for Solid Waste and Chemicals Management under the China MEE issued a notice to solicit suggestions to revise the National Catalogue of Hazardous Wastes as well as relevant information concerning the identification and management of...
  • China MEE Issues Registration Certificates for New Chemical Substances

      25 Feb 2019   Nadine He

    Recently, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued the first batch of new chemical regu
  • New Zealand Establishes New Permit Scheme for HFCs Import/Export

      22 Feb 2019   lynn liang

    In Dec, 2018, New Zealand updated the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment...
  • South Korea Urges Companies to Meet Chemical Pre-registration Deadline

      21 Feb 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Pre-registration of existing substances (≥1t/y) before 30 Jun 2019 is necessary to be eligible for the phase-in registration grace period.  Manufacturers/importers/OR need to pick up the pace as the pre-registration deadline is...
  • China Consults on Safety Regulations for Prevention of Dust Explosions in Industrial and Trade Enterprises

      21 Feb 2019   Nora Wang

    The MEM issued the draft Safety Regulations for Prevention of Dust Explosions in Industrial and Trade Enterprises, aiming to establish a permanent mechanism on dust explosion prevention.
  • China MEM Publishes Hazardous Chemicals Supervision and Control Schedule

      20 Feb 2019   lynn liang

    On Feb 14, 2019, China MEM (Ministry of Emergency Management) published the key work arrangement on hazardous chemicals supervision and control in 2019[1]. The work...

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