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  • Taiwan Introduces Toxic and Chemical Substances of Concern Control Act

      21 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act was revised and renamed as the Toxic and Chemical Substances of Concern Control Act. The new act will take effect one year after the promulgation, while Article 7,...
  • Shanghai Concludes 2018 New Chemical Inspection Campaign

      18 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Shanghai completed its 2018 new chemical inspection campaign In total 28 enterprises were subject to on-site inspection. Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau (SEPB) concluded the...
  • China Consults on Chemical Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulation

      17 Jan 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 8th, 2019, China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) opened the consultation on the draft Regulations on Chemical Substance Environmental Risk...
  • 28 Substances Added to China’s Existing Chemical Inventory

      17 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    28 new chemical substances were added to China’s Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC) on Jan 14th, 2019. 
  • South Korea’s New SDS Rules Adopted in OSHA

      16 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Amendments regarding SDS submission and CBI application have been passed and incorporated into the revised K-OSHA as Law No. 16272 on Jan 15th, 2019. The new SDS rules will come into force two years after...
  • China to Issue the ODS Quota for Manufacture/Use/Import

      14 Jan 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 3, 2019, MEE published a notice on 2019 quota allocation for ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances) manufacture, use and import, involving 6 HCFCs and...
  • China to Implement Comprehensive Ban on Waste Imports by 2020

      14 Jan 2019   lynn liang

    Over the last couple of years China has incrementally increased the stringency and inclusivity of its multilateral embargo on imported wastes with a view to realizing a...
  • 672 Substances Designated for Priority Management under Korea REACH

      11 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Two lists of 672 substances subject to priority management under K-REACH were issued. Notification of products containing the priority management substance is required if the quantity is above 1t/y and the...
  • China New Chemical Notification Statistics in 2018

      9 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Updated on 3 January 2019, in total 152 regular notifications and 2,883 simplified notifications of new chemical substances have been approved in 2018. However, for scientific research record notifications the statistics haven’t been published.
  • China Implements Its First Soil Pollution Prevention Law

      4 Jan 2019   Nora Wang

    China’s first national legislation on soil pollution, the Soil Pollution Prevention Law of People’s Republic of China, came into effect on January 1, 2019.

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