Thailand Issues the 3rd Draft of the Chemical Substance Act The number of articles of the Act has increased from 100 to 108, provisions on exemption conditions and management on special chemical substances are added, and specifications on chemical substances assessment and legal responsibilities are detailed. The rights and responsibilities of relevant administrations are further clarified, and transitional provisions for materials that are not chemical substances are specified as well.
MEE Official Explains Further Measures to Enhance Chemical Regulation under MEE Order No. 12 At a workshop on environmental management registration of new chemical substances held in late December 2020, Mr. Lin Jun, an official from the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), elaborated on national and ministerial-level efforts to bolster the country’s chemical regulatory arrangements, especially in view of the implementation of MEE Order No. 12.
China to Strengthen Identification of Hazardous Waste Identification of hazardous waste is crucial to the follow-up management, utilization, disposal and treatment. The identification shall be conducted referring to the Identification Standards for Hazardous Waste (GB 5085.1~7) as well as the Technical Specifications on Identification for Hazardous Waste (HJ 298-2019).
China to Implement Guidelines for the Use of Key Chemical Substances in Consumer Products On November 19th, 2020, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) published the Guidelines for the Use and Control of Key Chemical Substances in Consumer Products (GB/T 39498-2020), with its effective date on June 1st, 2021.
How to Comply with the new K-BPR Requirements for Biocidal Products to Enter the Korean Market To standardize the consumer chemical products in the Korean market, MOE issued the Act on Safety Management of Household Chemical Products and Biocidal Products (K-BPR) on January 1st, 2019. An amendment to the K-BPR Act was approved on Mar 24th, 2020, and entered into force from January 1st, 2021
China Approves 3 New Food Raw Materials, 5 New Food Additives and 7 New Varieties of Food Related Products As revealed by the notice released on Jan 7, 2021, 15 substances were approved by China’s National Health Commission (NHC), including 3 new food raw materials, 5 new food additives and 7 new varieties of food related products.
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CPHI China 2020 Shanghai New International Expo Center 
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ChemCon Europe 2020 PARK PLAZA LONDON RIVERBANK, 18 Albert Embankment, SE1 7TJ London, United Kingdom
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ICIF China 2020 Shanghai New International Expo Centre(SNIEC)
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The 8th APAC Trade Compliance Summit The Hongta Hotel, Shanghai, China