• China Introduces Compliance Assessment System for RoHS 2

      May 21, 2019    Horace Wang    25

    Takehome: SAMR and MIIT released China RoHS 2: Implementation Arrangements for Compliance Assessment System to detail the compliance assessment activities. Two methods of compliance assessment are recognized. A public service platform of China...
  • 187 Nations Agree to Stem Export of Plastic Waste to Poor Countries

      May 21, 2019    Nora Wang    66

    A total of 187 nations — nearly every country in the world — agreed on May 10, 2019 to curb flow of plastic waste into poorer countries, the United Nations said.
  • South Korea Consults on Revised OSHA Enforcement Rules

      May 20, 2019    Nadine He    157

    Takehome: Four OSHA’s enforcement rules were revised and the drafts are open for public comments until 3 June. Amendments focus on increased liability for company representatives and contractors, prohibition on sub-contracting high risk work, SDS...
  • China’s “No-waste City” Pilot Program in Full Swing

      May 17, 2019    Horace Wang    403

    Takehome: MEE released the list of pilot “no-waste cities” and issued guidance documents for the compilation of local implementation schemes. The implementation of the pilot program poses numerous challenges for relevant stakeholders in the chemical...
  • China’s Local Governments Intensifying Catalogue-based Regulation of Hazardous Chemicals

      May 16, 2019    Nora Wang    545

    On April 2, 2019, the Department of Emergency Management of Shandong Province released the Catalogue of Prohibited Hazardous Chemicals of Shandong Province (Tranche 1) [1], specifying that 44 categories of hazardous chemicals will be...
  • China Consults on Industrial Structure Adjustment Guidance Catalogue

      May 14, 2019    Horace Wang    226

    Takehome: NDRC issued a notice seeking public feedback on the new draft of Industrial Structure Adjustment Guidance Catalogue. The rubber and plastics industry will transform its direction under the influence of the new Catalogue.