India REACH: Fifth Draft of the Chemicals Management and Safety Rules Released
India released the fifth draft of the Chemicals (Management and Safety) Rules (known as “India REACH”) on August 24, 2020. This fifth draft is believed to be the final draft, despite the fourth draft issued in March 2020 was claimed as the final draft. As planned, it will be notified to the WTO for a 60-day consultation and come into force early next year.
New Polymer Registration under China MEE Order No.12
Polymer registration is always of crucial concern for the chemical industry. They are generally regarded as representing a low safety concern and can benefit from exemption or reduced registration requirements under some circumstances. New polymers are assigned special provisions in the Measures for the Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances (MEE Order No.12) which is set to take effect on January 1st next year and its draft Guidance on Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances (hereafter referred to as the draft Guidance). This article provides details concerning special rules and related requirements for polymers to help enterprises better cope with the polymer registration under MEE Order No.12.