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  • China May Approve Amendments to New Chemical Management by October 2020

      4 Sep 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: MEP (now MEE) Order 7 is under revision and more than 500 comments on the proposed amendments have been received by Aug 16th, 2019. The revision of MEP Order 7 and its overarching Regulation on Environmental Risk...
  • China Updates Workplace Hazardous Chemical OELs Standards

      4 Sep 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: China National Health Commission released new OELs (occupational exposure limits) for Chemical Hazardous Agents in the Workplace, which will take effect and replace GBZ 2.1-2007 on 1st April 2020....
  • China Notifies WTO of Two Draft Revisions Related to China REACH

      4 Sep 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: China MEE made two notifications of the Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances and the Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulation for Chemical...
  • Key Developments in Australia’s New Industrial Chemical Scheme

      4 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Following two delays, Australia’s new industrial chemical scheme is to be implemented starting from July 1, 2020. Under the new scheme, there will be 6 categories of introduction of industrial...
  • New Zealand Proposes to Update the Hazard Classifications of 79 Substances

      2 Sep 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: A Consultation has been issued by EPA seeking public feedback on the update of the hazard classifications of 79 substances on August 29th, 2019. This consultation will end on September 25th...
  • MEE Releases Comprehensive Management Plan for VOCs in Key Industries

      2 Sep 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: China MEE released a comprehensive plan to strengthen the management of VOCs in key industries such as petrochemical, coating, packaging and printing, oil storage, gas station and so on. The...
  • Taiwan Publishes FAQs for Chemical Registration

      28 Aug 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Taiwan published 420 FAQs on its New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation on Aug 28th, 2019. Companies need more guidance on what to do next, including seminars, FAQs, supporting documents, etc....
  • China MIIT Cancels 33 Documents for Market Access Management of Raw Material Industry

      28 Aug 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: China MIIT announced that 33 documents for market access management of the raw material industry would be abolished starting from August 14, 2019.
  • China Issues Two Guidelines on Security Risk Management

      23 Aug 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: Two guidelines on security risk management of chemical parks and hazardous chemical enterprises were officially released by China’s MEM on August 16th, 2019. The responsibilities of hazardous chemical...
  • Changes Made to China’s Solid Waste Pollution Prevention and Control Law

      23 Aug 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The new draft revision of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Pollution was submitted to the NPC Standing Committee for review and is expected to be finalized...

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