17,096 Substances Pre-registered under Korea REACH
On April 9, 2021, South Korea's Ministry of Environment (MoE) published the updated list of pre-registered substances under K-REACH. So far, a total of 190,721 pre-registration applications have been submitted for 17,096 chemical substances, of which 78 are CMR substances. About 11% of the pre-registered substances are manufactured or imported over 1,000 tonnes per year.
China to Fully Implement Environmental Credit Evaluation
The environment credit evaluation for relevant enterprises and institutions will start from 2022. A four levels grading system will be adopted to show the evaluation results of enterprises and provide the basis of differentiated management.
China Publishes Pilot Construction Plan for "Industrial Internet + Work Safety of Hazardous Chemicals"
Recently, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) issued the Pilot Construction Plan for "Industrial Internet + Work Safety of Hazardous Chemicals" (hereafter referred to as the “Plan”). The Plan provided practical guidance for implementing the Act Plan for "Industrial Internet + Work Safety (2021-2023)" in petroleum and chemical industries, aiming at deepening the integration of new-generation information technology such as the Industrial internet, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) with chemical safety management.