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  • Chemical Industry Benefits from Chinese Tax Rebate

      22 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Oct 8th, 2018, the Chinese State Council held an executive meeting and decided to increase the tax rebates for export goods from Nov 1st, 2018. The move is designed to help Chinese industries amidst escalating trade pressures caused...
  • China Scales Back Pollution Control Campaign to Offset Impact of US Tariffs

      22 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    Recently, Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) jointly issued a notice on the work plan of air pollution control in the autumn and winter between 2018 and 2019 in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area (关于印发《京津冀及周边地区2018-2019年秋冬季大气污染综合治理攻坚行动方案》的通知), with a number...
  • Low Hazard Chemicals Proposed for Exemption of Registration and Notification under Korea REACH

      19 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Latest Update: The list of low hazard substances subject to exemption was finalized on
  • China Destroys CFC-11 Illegal Manufacturing Facility

      18 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    On Oct 15th 2018, The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China publicized the discovery and closure of an illegal manufacturing plant producing CFC-11 in Henan Province. 3 suspects have been arrested and another 2 are still at large...
  • MEE Government Affair Service Center Officially Opens

      18 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    On Oct 12, 2018, MEPSCC (China Solid Waste and Chemical Management) announced that from Oct 15, the channel for new chemical notification and import declaration for solid waste has been transformed to the government affair service center under MEE, and the original...
  • South Korea Designates 15 New Toxic Chemicals

      17 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: 15 chemical substances were listed as toxic. Chemical name or concentration threshold were updated for 3 toxic substances that were previously designated. ...
  • Korea Consults on 544 CMRs Requiring Registration By 2021

      17 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: 544 CMRs and their hydrates are drafted for K-REACH registration before 30 Jun 2021. Pre-registration is required before 30 Jun 2019 (accounting for full registration grace period)....
  • Japan METI Details Small Volume Substance/Low Volume Notification Requirements

      16 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    As the implementation date of Jan 1, 2019 approaches for amended small volume substance notification and low volume notification of new chemical substances under the Japan Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL), METI has released more implementation details...
  • China Issues Supplementary Classification Guidance of Aquatic Environmental Hazards

      16 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the National Standardization A
  • Korea Consults on 1195 Substances subject to Priority Management under K-REACH

      12 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Two lists of substances subject to priority management are drafted for consultation until 1 Nov 2018. Production notification is required for these substances of CMR, PBT, EDCs, STOT, etc....

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