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  • China MOFCOM Reinstates Anti-dumping Measures on Resorcinol Imported from Japan and the US

      14 May 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: Starting on March 23, 2019 China MOFCOM reinstated anti-dumping measures on resorcinol imported from Japan and the United States which will run for five years. The anti-dumping tax rate is 40.5% for Japanese companies and 30.1% for...
  • South Korea Implements Regulations on Hazard Assessment of FMCGs

      10 May 2019   Hedy He

    Potentially hazardous cosmetics (and other products generally considered fast moving consumer goods) as designated by international institutions or foreign governments, which use new ingredients...
  • US CBP Increases Tariffs to 25% on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports

      10 May 2019   Nora Wang

    The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the implementation of 25% tariffs (up from 10%) on the third tranche of Chinese imports starting from 12:01 am on May 10th.
  • China MEM Cancels 13 Certification Procedures concerning Chemical Businesses

      10 May 2019   Nora Wang

    On April 13, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) issued a notice ...
  • The Philippines Updates the Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances

      9 May 2019   Nadine He

    Recently, the Philippine Environmental Management Bureau under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-EMB) updated the online search system of the Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS).
  • The Philippines Clarifies COO Requirements for Cyanide and Cyanide Compounds

      9 May 2019   Nora Wang

    Recently, the Philippine Environment Management Bureau (EMB) issued a circular...
  • South Korea Updates GHS Classification List

      7 May 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: 38 substances have been newly classified as toxic and provided with classification and labeling information. Classification and labeling information has been updated for three previously published...
  • Jiangsu Issues Program to Strengthen Safety and Environmental Regulation of Chemical Industry

      6 May 2019   Nora Wang

    On April 27, 2019, Jiangsu’s provincial government released the Program of Jiangsu Province for Rectifying and Improving Safety and Environmental Regulation of Chemical Industry, making an ambitious pledge to overhaul the local chemical manufacturing industry in...
  • Japan Adds 15 Priority Assessment Chemicals

      30 Apr 2019   Nadine He

    15 substances (given number 237~251) were designated on Apr 1st as “priority assessment chemicals” (PACs) under the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) according to ...
  • China Consults on Two National Standards on Self-monitoring of Pollutant-discharging Entities

      30 Apr 2019   Nora Wang

    On April 24, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued a notice[1] to consult on two national standards on self-monitoring of...


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