China MEE Adds 42 Substances into IECSC
On December 5, 2022, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued two announcements to made public 42 substances that were included into the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC).
China Updates OELs Standard for Hazardous Agents in Workplace
On November 28, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) released a notice to amend GBZ 2.1-2019 Occupational Exposure Limits for Hazardous Agents in the Workplace Part 1: Chemical Hazardous Agents. The amendment takes effect the same day it was released.
Global Chemical Regulation Highlights | November 2022
In November of 2022, China updated the Inventory of Hazardous Substances to regulate diesel fuel regardless of flash point. Shanghai Customs announced to pilot reform of inspection mode for imported hazardous substances from December 1. Taiwan published the revised Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Labeling and SDS Regulation. South Korea made public the first 11 candidate substances subject to authorization under K-REACH. Thailand DIW added 8 PFOA, its salts, and PFOA-related compounds to the List of Hazardous Substances.