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  • 23 Dead in China’s Latest Chemical Accident

      12 Dec 2018   lynn liang

    On Nov 28th, in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province China, a fire caused by ignition of leaked vinyl chloride  was responsible for the deaths of 23 people, a further 22 people were seriously injured.
  • Thailand Consults on Revisions to Hazardous Substances Act

      12 Dec 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Dec 4th, 2018, Thailand Hazardous Substances Management Division under the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) opened the draft revisions to the Hazardous Substances Act to public consultation. The consultation period will end on Dec 14th, 2018.
  • China Imposes Hefty Fine on Three API Manufacturers for Violations of Anti-Monopoly Rules

      12 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    In December, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation fined three domestic API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) manufacturers 12.8338 million Yuan (about 1.86 million dollars) for violation of anti-monopoly rules associated with attempts to artificially...
  • Taiwan Publishes Guidance on Safety Data Sheet CBI Protection

      11 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan MoL issued a guidance for companies to claim CBI on SDSs. The revised regulation for labelling and SDSs compilation of hazardous chemicals was issued on Nov 9th, 2018.
  • Exemption Criteria under China Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations - JT/T617-2018: Small Quantity

      5 Dec 2018   lynn liang

    China’s new RTDG regulation JT/T617-2018 adds exemptions for dangerous goods transport in the general provision which will reduce the compliance obligations and financial burdens for relevant stakeholders. Although it doesn’t offer 10 categories’ of exemption in ADR...
  • China Releases GB 18218-2018 to Adjust Regulation concerning Major Hazard Installations for Hazardous Chemicals

      5 Dec 2018   Nora Wang

    On November 19, Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation and Standardization Administration announced the release of the revised Identification of Major Hazard Installations for Hazardous Chemicals (GB 18218-2018). It will come into mandatory effect on...
  • 20 Dead and 13 Injured in 3 Separate Hazardous Chemicals Accidents in China

      4 Dec 2018   Nora Wang

    From November 3 to 12, three major accidents associated with hazardous chemicals occurred in three provinces of China. The death toll currently stands at 20 dead and a further 13 were injured.
  • K-REACH: Current Status of PECs Joint Registration

      3 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    Updated on Dec 3rd, 2018, the joint registration dossiers of 343 priority existing chemicals (PECs) under K-REACH have been submitted to the authority, of which 340 have been...
  • China Adds 45 Substances to Existing Chemical Inventory

      30 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: 45 chemical substances previously finished China’s new chemical notification were supplemented to IECSC. They will be regulated as existing chemical substances and there will be no tonnage limit. More and...
  • More Electrical and Electronic Equipment to Require Compliance with Taiwan RoHS from 2019

      26 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    The catalog of goods subject to Taiwan RoHS has been appended. Three EEEs will need to comply with Taiwan RoHS from 1 Jan 2019.


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