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  • The Philippines Issued CCO on Cadmium and its compounds

      2 Nov 2018   Matt Lyu

    Recently, DENR-EMB issued a chemical control order on cadmium and cadmium compounds for public consulting and will pose more regulatory obligations on the whole supply chain of cadmium compounds apart from the Priority Chemcials List (PCL) requirements.
  • China MEE Publishes New Chemical Notification Statistics

      30 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    On 22 Oct 2018, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued 8 batches of regular notifications (click here to access batch 2-batch 9) and 15 batches of simplified notifications (click...
  • China to Ban HCFC-141b Use in Three Industries

      25 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    On Oct 18, MEE announced that use of HCFC-141b, a.k.a. Dichlorofluoroethane, will be prohibited in three industries, namely refrigerator & freezer [1], refrigerated containers [2] and water heaters [3] from Jan 1,...
  • K-REACH Legislation Further Amended: Law No. 15844

      23 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: New amendments were passed and incorporated into the revised K-REACH as Law No. 15844 on 16 Oct 2018. New K-REACH legislation will come into effect on 1 Jan 2019.  ...
  • China Expected to No Longer Designate Molten Waste as Hazardous Waste

      23 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    Chinese Division of Solid Waste and Chemicals Management (former MEPSCC) is in the development of the Technical Requirements of Glassification of Solid Waste. When the technical standard is finished and effective, some waste will no longer be defined as...
  • MEM Requires Specific Responsible Persons for Major Hazard installations

      22 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    Recently, Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) issued a notice requiring the enterprises with major hazard installations related to hazardous chemicals to set specific responsible persons for the hazard installations.
  • Chemical Industry Benefits from Chinese Tax Rebate

      22 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Oct 8th, 2018, the Chinese State Council held an executive meeting and decided to increase the tax rebates for export goods from Nov 1st, 2018. The move is designed to help Chinese industries amidst escalating trade pressures caused...
  • China Scales Back Pollution Control Campaign to Offset Impact of US Tariffs

      22 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    Recently, Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) jointly issued a notice on the work plan of air pollution control in the autumn and winter between 2018 and 2019 in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area (关于印发《京津冀及周边地区2018-2019年秋冬季大气污染综合治理攻坚行动方案》的通知), with a number...
  • Low Hazard Chemicals Proposed for Exemption of Registration and Notification under Korea REACH

      19 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Latest Update: The list of low hazard substances subject to exemption was finalized on
  • China Destroys CFC-11 Illegal Manufacturing Facility

      18 Oct 2018   lynn liang

    On Oct 15th 2018, The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China publicized the discovery and closure of an illegal manufacturing plant producing CFC-11 in Henan Province. 3 suspects have been arrested and another 2 are still at large...


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