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  • China Consults on the Draft Revision of National Inventory of Hazardous Waste

      12 Sep 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome A draft revision of the National Inventory of Hazardous Waste has been published for public comments. The National Inventory of Hazardous Waste and the exemption list have been updated....
  • Taiwan Promulgates Revised Chemical Control Act Enforcement Rules

      12 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan introduced the new Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act Enforcement Rules to align with Taiwan TCCSCA. The revised Enforcement Rules will come into effect on Jan 16th, 2020...
  • China Issues Guidance Framework for Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals

      12 Sep 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The guide is divided into four parts namely, Scope of Application, Basic Points, Technical Requirements and Report Preparation. General requirements for the risk assessment of chemical substances are specified in...
  • South Korea Publishes FAQs on Notification of Products Containing Priority Management Substances

      12 Sep 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The first batch of priority management substances under K-REACH took effect on 1st July 2019. Products containing these substances over a specified level are required to be notified to the local...
  • Professionals Share Insights into SIEF Management under REACH-like Regulations

      9 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Purchasing data for use in Taiwan REACH or K-REACH registration from EU REACH data owners is hindered by communication difficulties and lack of cross regional data sharing standards. Big companies may decline joint registration in...
  • Chemical Industry Safety and Relevant Regulatory Updates in China

      6 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: China’s chemical industry features both gratifying revenue figures and alarming safety situations. The Chinese government has made continued efforts to enhance safety in the chemical industry, especially...
  • India Standardizes the Use of Bamboo as Food Contact Material

      6 Sep 2019   Yilia Ye

    India FSSAI has stipulated that final food contact products manufactured from bamboo shall have smooth surfaces and be free from chemical contaminants.
  • China MOT: Endeavors towards Safer and Better-regulated Road Transport of Dangerous Goods

      6 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: China has made great institutional efforts to ensure safe road transport of dangerous goods. The Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods is expected to be...
  • Japan Regs on Food Contact Materials and Positive List are Explained During CRAC 2019

      6 Sep 2019   Anne Peng

    The positive list system applies to food contact plastics only; Current regulations on food contact materials are still applicable; The positive list system is expected to be implemented before June 22, 2020.
  • “SIEF-like” Platform Released for Taiwan REACH

      5 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan’s SIEF-like platform was released. Its functions are limited to finding co-registrants. Procedures for updating the volume of manufacture/importation submitted in phase 1 registration of existing chemicals haven’t been...

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