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  • China Imposes Hefty Fine on Three API Manufacturers for Violations of Anti-Monopoly Rules

      12 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    In December, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation fined three domestic API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) manufacturers 12.8338 million Yuan (about 1.86 million dollars) for violation of anti-monopoly rules associated with attempts to artificially...
  • Taiwan Publishes Guidance on Safety Data Sheet CBI Protection

      11 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan MoL issued a guidance for companies to claim CBI on SDSs. The revised regulation for labelling and SDSs compilation of hazardous chemicals was issued on Nov 9th, 2018.
  • Exemption Criteria under China Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations - JT/T617-2018: Small Quantity

      5 Dec 2018   lynn liang

    China’s new RTDG regulation JT/T617-2018 adds exemptions for dangerous goods transport in the general provision which will reduce the compliance obligations and financial burdens for relevant stakeholders. Although it doesn’t offer 10 categories’ of exemption in ADR...
  • 20 Dead and 13 Injured in 3 Separate Hazardous Chemicals Accidents in China

      4 Dec 2018   Nora Wang

    From November 3 to 12, three major accidents associated with hazardous chemicals occurred in three provinces of China. The death toll currently stands at 20 dead and a further 13 were injured.
  • K-REACH: Current Status of PECs Joint Registration

      3 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    Updated on Dec 3rd, 2018, the joint registration dossiers of 343 priority existing chemicals (PECs) under K-REACH have been submitted to the authority, of which 340 have been...
  • China Adds 45 Substances to Existing Chemical Inventory

      30 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: 45 chemical substances previously finished China’s new chemical notification were supplemented to IECSC. They will be regulated as existing chemical substances and there will be no tonnage limit. More and...
  • More Electrical and Electronic Equipment to Require Compliance with Taiwan RoHS from 2019

      26 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    The catalog of goods subject to Taiwan RoHS has been appended. Three EEEs will need to comply with Taiwan RoHS from 1 Jan 2019.
  • South Korea to Designate Eight New Toxic Chemical Substances

      23 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Eight new substances will be designated as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH. Mandatory classification and labelling elements of the eight toxic substances are proposed for...
  • China Releases JT/T 617 Series Regulations

      22 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    On Nov 21st, China MOT releases JT/T 617 series on official website. JT/T 617, Regulations concerning road transportation of dangerous goods...
  • Taiwan to Adopt OR Discussed During Chemcon

      22 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    Taiwan has a self-governed chemical management system with a distinct legislative and regulatory framework. During ChemCon Europe2018 in Budapest, Dr. Jowitt Li from SAHTECH overviewed Taiwan’s chemical administration and legal framework and also discussed the...


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