• Jiangsu to Formulate and Revise 100 Environmental Standards

      April 19, 2019    Nora Wang    179

    Recently, Jiangsu provincial government issued the Program for Building an Ecological and Environmental Standard System of Jiangsu Province (2018-2022)[1], specifying that by the end of 2022, 100 ecological and environmental standards will be formulated and revised...
  • South Korea to Update Existing Chemical Inventory

      April 18, 2019    Nadine He    297

    Published on April 10th, 2019, South Korea's Ministry of Environment (MoE) is now consulting on the updates to the Existing Chemical Inventory (KECI) by MoE Notice No. 2019-214.
  • 50 Household Products Subject to Immediate Ban and Recall in South Korea

      April 16, 2019    Nadine He    566

    On March 28th, 2019, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) ordered a ban and recall [1] of 50 household products from the market. The 50 products have been listed on the hazardous Products Sales Prevention System (http://upss.gs1kr.org), and are subject to...
  • Japan ISHL: 198 Existing Chemical Substances Added

      April 15, 2019    Nadine He    575

    Takehome: Japan MHLW added 198 substances to the ISHL inventory as existing substances. New chemical substances shall be notified under ISHL and CSCL respectively.
  • China Works on VOC Limits for Inks

      April 11, 2019    Nadine He    587

    According to the “Three –year Plan on Defending the Blue Sky”, mandatory national standards specifying VOC limits of coating, ink, adhesives, detergents, etc. are required to be established by 2019 and key regions will take the lead in executing such standards from Jul 1, 2020...
  • Zhangjiagang Port Halts Loading and Unloading of Hazardous Chemicals

      April 11, 2019    Nora Wang    749

    On April 1, the Zhangjiagang Win Hanverky Container Terminal Co., Ltd. released a notice that, upon the request of the Zhangjiagang Environmental Protection Agency, the company will pause the loading and unloading of hazardous chemicals (except 19 items...