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  • Dangerous Goods: GB 6944-2012 and GB 12268-2012 Take Effect since 1 Dec

      3 Dec 2012   Echo Cao

    Since 1 Dec 2012, Classification and Code of Dangerous Goods (GB 6944-2012) and List of Dangerous Goods (GB 12268-2012) enter into force to replace their 2005 versions. Together with Packing Symbols of Dangerous Goods (GB 190-2009), they
  • MIIT Held the 1st GHS Implementation Expert Committee Meeting

      29 Nov 2012   

    The first China GHS Implementation Expert Committee meeting has held on 21 Nov 2012 in Beijing. The meeting reported major progress achieved in GHS implementation in China. key topics mentioned include recent legislative
  • SAWS Publishes the Measures for the Administration of HC Safe Use Permit (SAWS Order 57)

      29 Nov 2012   

    SAWS has published on 16 Nov 2012 the final version of the Measures for the Administration of Hazardous Chemicals Safe Use Permit (SAWS Order 57). Affected chemical downstream users and processors are advised to check if their
  • Four New Water Pollutant Discharge Standards Targeting Textiles to Take Effect Next Year

      27 Nov 2012   

    Four new national standards (GBs) concerning water pollutant discharge from domestic textile-related industries are recently made public by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the General Administration of Quality
  • China Initiates 12th Five-Year Plan on Hazardous Wastes Pollution Control

      27 Nov 2012   

    Early this October, the 12th five-year Chinese plan on hazardous wastes pollution control has been released jointly by four national ministries with the aim to quicken the country’s macro strategy shift in economic growth
  • NRCC Builds Information Platform for Chemical Accidents

      26 Nov 2012   

    The China’s National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) of SAWS has launched a website on chemical accidents to promote safety in production and reduce occurrence of accidents. The website works on subsequent alert and
  • MIIT Promotes ADC Vesicant Cleaner Production Technology

      21 Nov 2012   Yvonne Huang

    The “Implementation of Azodicarbonamide (ADC) Vesicant Cleaner Production Technology” drafted by the China’s MIIT is open for public consultation till 27th November. The draft was made in accordance with the “Implementation of
  • Taiwan OSHA Passed by Executive Yuan

      20 Nov 2012   Nadine He

    The Executive Yuan passed the draft amendment of the Labor Safety and Health Act on 15 November, which is renamed as the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and shall be sent to the Legislative Yuan for deliberation.
  • Charge to be Raised for New Chemical Substance Inquiry Service

      19 Nov 2012   Nadine He

    Chemical Registration Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (CRC-MEP) has offered the inquiry service of new chemical substances for clients since October 15, 2003, when SEPA Order 17 (known as the old version of China
  • China Generates List of Substitutes to Toxic and Hazardous Substances

      16 Nov 2012   

    On November, 13th, 2012, the China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has started collecting public comments for the “Catalogue of Encouraged Substitutes to Toxic and Hazardous Raw Materials (2012)”.
  • CRC-MEP Updated FAQs on China NCSN

      14 Nov 2012   Nadine He

    The CRC-MEP has updated on 8 Nov 2012 the FAQs concerning the China New Chemical Substance Notification(NCSN), which includes 103 the most-frequently-asked questions submitted by notifiers to the Chemical Registration Center of the
  • China MOFCOM Activates Preliminary Antidumping Act on EU Imported TDI

      14 Nov 2012   Yvonne Huang

    According to the announcement made by the China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on 13rd November, a provisional antidumping act regarding the EU imported Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) became effective immediately. The EU imported
  • Taiwan Executive Yuan Passed the Amended Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act

      12 Nov 2012   Echo Cao

    On November 1, the Executive Yuan has passed the amended Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) and handed it to Legislative Yuan for final approval. We can expect its official publication at the end of this year
  • Taiwan’s Indoor Air Quality Regulation Entering into Force

      12 Nov 2012   Yvonne Huang

    Taiwan’s Measures for the Administration of Indoor Air Quality (MAIAQ) established by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) will be effective on 23rd November.  EPA has released the draft of Indoor Air Quality
  • Taiwan Confirms to Update Inventory in December

      12 Nov 2012   Yvonne Huang

    According to the Taiwan’s Council of Labour Affairs (CLA), the revised Existing Chemical Substance Inventory (ECSI) will be available in mid-December.  The revised draft inventory will be released on
  • Taiwan Revises Method of Test for Food Contactant

      8 Nov 2012   Yvonne Huang

    Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released  the revised  testing methods of formaldehyde-melamine used in plastic food utensils, containers and packages on 30 October, which  are taking effect on the same day.


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