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  • MOFCOM Initiates Expiry Review Investigation on Acetone Imported from Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

      14 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: China MOFCOM decided to conduct an expiry review investigation of anti-dumping measures on acetone imported from Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan since June 8, 2019.
  • China Details First Green Packaging National Standard

      11 Jun 2019   Lennie Tao

    China's packaging industry is gargantuan, with over 200,000 manufacturers, involved in the production of tens of thousands of product categories.
  • South Korea Addresses Concerns over Two Special Cases for K-REACH Pre-registration

      11 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    The amended K-REACH requires all existing substances that are manufactured or imported in quantities at or above one tonne per year to be registered. Existing chemical substances pre-registered before Jun 30th, 2019 will be granted a grace period to complete full...
  • China Opens Public Consultation on Draft Technical Requirement for Low VOC Content Coatings

      7 Jun 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: NCIA released a new draft of Technical Requirement for Low VOC Content Coatings Product and sought feedback from the public. The limits of the VOC content in water-based coatings,...
  • South Korea MoE Issues Additional Chemical Safety Management Program

      6 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: MoE has proposed a new chemical safety management program based on findings that indicate the current requirements as mandated by the Chemical Control Act (CCA) are inadequate to ensure safety during handling/treatment of hazardous...
  • Shandong Consults on Administrative Measures on Chemical Investment Projects

      6 Jun 2019   Nora Wang

    On May 29, 2019, the Department of Industry and Information Technology of Shandong Province issued a notice seeking feedback on the Administrative Measures of Shandong Province on Chemical Investment Projects....
  • MIIT Approves New Chemical Industry Standards

      4 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) approved 266 new industry standards on 28th May, 2019, including 4 chemical industry standards.
  • China to Issue New Children’s Products National Standards

      3 Jun 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: China will draft new Children’s products national standards including chemical substance migration standards and product warning/disclaimer standards.
  • Thailand Port Explosion Caused by Undeclared Dangerous Cargo

      31 May 2019   Nora Wang

    A container ship berthed at Thailand’s Laem Chabang port was decimated by a fire and explosion on May 25, 2019, leaving 25 people injured and as many as 130 hospitalized. According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) under the...
  • South Korea-MOEL Calls for Major Improvement of Construction Site Safety Infrastructure

      31 May 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: South Korea MOEL conducted investigations into 51 Daewoo E&C construction sites and published the investigation results.

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