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  • Grace Period: China NCSN

      9 Sep 2011   

    What is the “grace period” for complying with the Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances? Mr. Nie, CRC-MEP Director, confirmed that only three specific circumstances under Order No. 7 will benefit from the
  • Implementation of "China REACH" Begins

      9 Sep 2011   

    Zhao Peisheng, Director of Solid Waste Center, Zhejiang Environmental Protection Bureau, the local government department responsible for the implementation of "Measures on Environmental Management of New Chemical Substance"(China REACH)
  • Taiwan's environmental laws bilingually available online

      15 Aug 2011   

      The Environmental Law Library website, developed as part of a project to create an English living environment in Taiwan and address the need for enhanced international communication on Taiwan's environmental laws, has made
  • Taiwan New Chemical Regulation

      15 Aug 2011   

    The Environmental Law Library website, developed as part of a project to create an English living environment in Taiwan and address the need for enhanced international communication on Taiwan's environmental laws, has made available Taiwan's environmental laws and regulations in both Chinese and English.
  • China: Hazardous Chemicals List

      18 Jul 2011   

    On 22nd June 2011, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) of China issued the First Hazardous Chemicals List of Key Supervision. The first list consists of 60 chemicals, which were chosen from Hazardous Chemicals Inventory,
  • MEP Chemical Approvals

      24 Jun 2011   

    It was released by the MEP (Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China) that, 118 certificates on import of toxic chemicals were reviewed and issued in 2010, of which there were 102 new registration
  • Hazardous Chemicals: Non-Chinese companies affected

      10 May 2011   

    On March 11th 2011, the Chinese government officially published the revised regulation “Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals” (Decree No. 591).
  • China REACH MEP Statistics

      22 Apr 2011   

    According to the "China REACH" and "Guidance on Notification of New Chemical Substances", MEP should publish the statistics of Scientific and Research Record Notification (SRN) quarterly, so that the notifiers are able to carry out the
  • May 1st : China GHS deadline

      22 Apr 2011   

    The revised regulation “Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals” (Decree No. 591) was officially published on 11 March 2011. When the regulation is implemented on 1st December 2011 it will affect both Chinese and non
  • China MEP fines 6 companies

      25 Feb 2011   

    The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published an announcement on February 9, 2011 regarding the violation ruling of a notification made under the ‘Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances’.
  • MEP issues “Catalogue of Toxic Chemicals Strictly Restricted from Import and Export in China 2011”- Nonyl phenol listed

      26 Jan 2011   

    MEP issues “Catalogue of Toxic Chemicals Strictly Restricted from Import and Export in China 2011” (Hereafter referred to as “Catalogue 2011”). Companies, who import/export substances those are listed in Catalogue 2011, are required to
  • Non-CN manufacturers can not submit new substance notification on their own under China REACh

      25 Jan 2011   

    Compared with the previous version of Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances, one of the significant changes is only China-based companies can notify directly. For Non-CN manufacturers, they can only submit
  • Taiwan Consults on Toxicant Reporting Revisions

      16 Jan 2011   

    Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (Taiwan EPA) has issued on 12 January the proposed amendments to the Measures of Toxic Chemical Substances Handling and Release Quantity Recording. The revised rules will tighten
  • Taiwan minister reaffirms backing for new substance registration

      2 Jan 2011   

    The minister who heads up Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), Ju-Hsuan Wang, announced on 28 December 2011 that the CLA remains committed to pushing through an amendment to the draft Occupational Safety and Health Act that
  • Regulation on China New Chemical Substance Notification Has Come into Force

      13 Nov 2010   Nada Nadia

    “Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances (2010)" (MEP No. 7 issued by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)) has come into force since 15 October 2010 already. The old version of Regulation
  • MEP Releases Final Versions of the 'China REACH' Six Supporting Guidance Documents

      29 Sep 2010   

    As announced previously, The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the six supporting draft documents of 'China REACH' in April seeking stakeholders' reviews and comments. The purpose of these supporting documents

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