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  • Japan to Implement Positive List System for Food Contact Materials

      7 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    On Jun 13th, 2018, Japan published the revised Food Sanitation Law. In the amended version, Japan introduced the positive list system for food contact material to replace the current negative list. Recently on October 15th, 2018 Japan held technical seminars...
  • Revised K-REACH: New Substance Notification Requirements Beginning 1st Jan 2019

      7 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    When the revised K-REACH comes into effect (1 Jan 2019), new chemicals meeting the following criteria will be subject to notification rather than registration. New chemical substances<100kg/y New polymers which are composed of existing...
  • K-REACH: 340 PECs Joint Registration Approved

      6 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Updated on Oct 23th, 2018, the joint registration dossiers of 341 priority existing chemicals (PECs) under
  • South Korea Pilots Audit System for Safety Data Sheet CBI Protection

      5 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Proposed revision on K-OSHA requires manufacturers and importers to prepare and submit SDS to the MoEL. In the proposal, MoEL allows CBI protection on SDS after official audit, otherwise 100%...
  • The Philippines Issued CCO on Cadmium and its compounds

      2 Nov 2018   Matt Lyu

    Recently, DENR-EMB issued a chemical control order on cadmium and cadmium compounds for public consulting and will pose more regulatory obligations on the whole supply chain of cadmium compounds apart from the Priority Chemcials List (PCL) requirements.
  • China MEE Publishes New Chemical Notification Statistics

      30 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    On 22 Oct 2018, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued 8 batches of regular notifications (click here to access batch 2-batch 9) and 15 batches of simplified notifications (click...
  • China to Ban HCFC-141b Use in Three Industries

      25 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    On Oct 18, MEE announced that use of HCFC-141b, a.k.a. Dichlorofluoroethane, will be prohibited in three industries, namely refrigerator & freezer [1], refrigerated containers [2] and water heaters [3] from Jan 1,...
  • K-REACH Legislation Further Amended: Law No. 15844

      23 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: New amendments were passed and incorporated into the revised K-REACH as Law No. 15844 on 16 Oct 2018. New K-REACH legislation will come into effect on 1 Jan 2019.  ...
  • China Expected to No Longer Designate Molten Waste as Hazardous Waste

      23 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    Chinese Division of Solid Waste and Chemicals Management (former MEPSCC) is in the development of the Technical Requirements of Glassification of Solid Waste. When the technical standard is finished and effective, some waste will no longer be defined as...
  • MEM Requires Specific Responsible Persons for Major Hazard installations

      22 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    Recently, Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) issued a notice requiring the enterprises with major hazard installations related to hazardous chemicals to set specific responsible persons for the hazard installations.

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