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  • Japan Revises Chemical Classification and Labelling Standards Based on UN GHS Rev. 6.

      30 May 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Japanese Official Gazette published the latest version of standards for GHS classification and labelling and SDS preparation. The revisions are made to align with UN  GHS Rev.6. 
  • Shandong Conducts Law Compliance Inspections of Hazardous Chemical Enterprises in 8 Cities

      30 May 2019   Nora Wang

    Starting from May 21, 2019, Shandong’s provincial government sent eight inspection groups to conduct a 10-day law compliance inspection of hazardous chemical enterprises in eight cities, including Jinan, Zibo, Dongying, Weifang, Linyi,...
  • China Welcomes Available Data from Industry for Risk Assessment of 23 Substances

      29 May 2019   Nadine He

    On May 27th, 2019, China’s Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center (SCC) under the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) announced that it will begin to collect information on 23 chemical substances from all relevant industries. The data will include...
  • China Earmarks Industrial Parks as Key in Chemical Sector Transformation

      28 May 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: More than 80% of hazardous chemicals manufacturers need to complete relocation and transformation before the end of 2020. The evaluation and certification of chemical parks will be a priority governmental target going forward. ...
  • Standardization Administration of China (SAC) Issues Two Notifications on Standardization work

      24 May 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome:    Notification 1. SAC issued a notification on an investigation into China’s development of foreign language versions of Chinese...
  • 187 Nations Agree to Stem Export of Plastic Waste to Poor Countries

      21 May 2019   Nora Wang

    A total of 187 nations — nearly every country in the world — agreed on May 10, 2019 to curb flow of plastic waste into poorer countries, the United Nations said.
  • South Korea Consults on Revised OSHA Enforcement Rules

      20 May 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Four OSHA’s enforcement rules were revised and the drafts are open for public comments until 3 June. Amendments focus on increased liability for company representatives and contractors, prohibition on...
  • China’s “No-waste City” Pilot Program in Full Swing

      17 May 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: MEE released the list of pilot “no-waste cities” and issued guidance documents for the compilation of local implementation schemes. The implementation of the pilot program poses...
  • China’s Local Governments Intensifying Catalogue-based Regulation of Hazardous Chemicals

      16 May 2019   Nora Wang

    On April 2, 2019, the Department of Emergency Management of Shandong Province released the Catalogue of...
  • China Consults on Industrial Structure Adjustment Guidance Catalogue

      14 May 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: NDRC issued a notice seeking public feedback on the new draft of Industrial Structure Adjustment Guidance Catalogue. The rubber and plastics industry will transform...


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