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  • China Publishes a Guideline for Self-assessment of Conformity under RoHS2

      26 Sep 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: This Guideline is formulated to help enterprises assess whether their products meet the requirements under RoHS2 or the clients' requirements. The steps, content, and methods of self-...
  • Japan to Adjust List of Chemical Substances Subject to Its PRTR System

      26 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: The Japanese METI plans to adjust the criteria of substance selection as well as the substances list under its PRTR system.
  • China MEP 7 Timetabled for Major Changes Based on Public Feedback Received to Date

      24 Sep 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: The comments received on the draft revision of the Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances mainly focus on 5 aspects: scope of application, applicant, and submission of materials...
  • China Introduces Guidance Framework for Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals

      24 Sep 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: The Framework Guide for Technology Methods for Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances (Trial) can be applied to both the existing and new chemical substances....
  • Updates on China's IECSC Supplementation

      20 Sep 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: As of Sept 12, 2019, the MEE has received applications from 55 enterprises or industrial associations to append the IECSC with 230 chemical substances. Manufacturers, importers,...
  • JT/T 617 Revisited After 10 Months: A Cornerstone of China’s Regulatory Framework for Road Transport of Dangerous Goods

      20 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Following the release of JT/T 617 regulations in November last year, several official documents and standards have been devised or revised with the series as a reference. The Provisions on the...
  • South Korea to Revise Hazchem Concentration Limits for Children’s Products

      20 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: South Korea’s Common Safety Standards for Children’s Products is under revision. The concentration limits of nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances will be set for oral use...
  • K-REACH Amendments Approved to Accelerate New Chemical Registration

      16 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: South Korea’s MoE approved the amendments on K-REACH Enforcement Rules to simplify and accelerate new chemical registration and approvals of exemptions for R&D purposes. However, only...
  • South Korea’s GHS Classification List Updated

      16 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: 15 new substances have been designated as toxic chemicals and provided with classification and labeling information. They are still considered new chemicals and require new chemical registration under K-REACH....
  • China MEE Consults on Management of Stationary Pollution Sources

      12 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: The China MEE issued a notice to consult on its management measures for pollutant emissions of stationary pollution sources, aiming to subject all such sources to the pollutant emissions permit system. ...


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