- Takehome: Taiwan’s New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation was revised. The revised regulation took effect immediately after promulgation, while the new requirements for annual reporting and the standard
- Takehome:The road transport of dangerous goods has been a major focus of Chinese policymakers ever since the implementation of China ADR, JT/T617 series in Dec, 2018. The government subsequently published a notice and draft
- Takehome: Taiwan is to revise the Measures for Incentives for Operation of Toxic Chemicals. A draft proposal has been issued for public comments until 28 April. Major updates will be made to expand the measure’s scope to
- Takehome: Taiwan EPA listed three POPs into the Toxic Chemical Substance List. Corresponding transitional period was provided for compliance. Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs, CAS: 85535-84-8), Decabromobiphenyl
- On Feb 25, Mr. Yu Xingyuan, the chief of freight and logistics management in MOT, made a speech regarding the “regulations and supervisions in dangerous goods road transport in China” during the “Sino-German Dangerous Goods
- Three out of a package of six bills were passed by the two houses of the Australian Federal Parliament, including the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017, the Transitional Provisions, and the Amendment Bills.
- On February 21, the Center for Solid Waste and Chemicals Management under the China MEE issued a notice to solicit suggestions to revise the National Catalogue of Hazardous Wastes as well as relevant information concerning the
- Recently, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued the first batch of new chemical regular notifications (click here) and the second batch of simplified notifications (click here) that have been approved in
- In Dec, 2018, New Zealand updated the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Regulations 2018 to align with international conventions like the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment for reducing the levels of HFCs (
- Takehome: Pre-registration of existing substances (≥1t/y) before 30 Jun 2019 is necessary to be eligible for the phase-in registration grace period. Manufacturers/importers/OR need to pick up the pace as the pre-registration
China Consults on Safety Regulations for Prevention of Dust Explosions in Industrial and Trade EnterprisesThe MEM issued the draft Safety Regulations for Prevention of Dust Explosions in Industrial and Trade Enterprises, aiming to establish a permanent mechanism on dust explosion prevention.
- On Feb 14, 2019, China MEM (Ministry of Emergency Management) published the key work arrangement on hazardous chemicals supervision and control in 2019. The work arrangement focuses on oil-gas pipeline and fireworks
- Taiwan’s Occupational Safety and Health Authority under MoL issued in Dec 2018 a list of 572 substances subject to Phase 2 management of “priority management chemicals”, which will come into force on 1 Apr 2019. The list
China Consults on Third Draft of Measures for the Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous GoodsOn February 15, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) published the third draft of Measures for the Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods for public consultation.
- MEE promulgated 1594 scientific research record notifications of new chemical substances in two batches on Jan 24 and Feb 11, 2019. Together with the data published on regular notifications and simplified notifications
21 Chemical Manufacturing Industries to be included in the New Catalogue of Encouraged Foreign Investment IndustriesOn January 1, 2019, the NDRC and the MOFCOM jointly issued a notice seeking feedback on the new Catalogue of Encouraged Foreign Investment Industries.