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South Korea Expands QR Codes Pilot to 39 Household Chemical Products subject to Safety Confirmation South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) invited the industry to pilot QR codes for disinfectants last year (CL news). According to the newly disclosed data, in total 143 enterprises involving 227 disinfectant products participated the pilot scheme from October 2021 to June 2022. Building on its success, MoE from June 2022 expanded the use of QR codes to all household chemical products (39 sub-categories) that are subject to safety confirmation under K-BPR.
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South Korea to Update Hazard Assessment Results of New Chemical Substances Registered under K-REACH On July 22, 2022, South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) issued the NIER Announcement No.2022-317, seeking public comments on the updates of the hazard assessment results of new chemical substances registered under K-REACH. The public consultation has ended on August 11, 2022.
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South Korea Bans 623 Household Products from Market in H1 2022 On August 11, 2022, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) announced that during the first half of 2022 there were 623 household products banned from manufacture, importation and distribution due to violations of safety and labelling standards under the Act on Safety Management of Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides (also called K-BPR).
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India Further Delays Implementation of Quality Control Orders for Six Substances (Updated on Aug.11) On March 11, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published a circular to delay the implementation of mandatory quality control orders (QCOs) for six substances.
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Shanghai Strengthens Digitalization in Road Transportation & Storage of Dangerous Goods On August 8, 2022, Shanghai Municipal Transport Commission, jointly with the Shanghai Emergency Management Bureau and Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau, unveiled the Notification on Further Strengthening Management for Road Transport and Storage of Dangerous Goods (Hazardous Chemicals) in Shanghai, which has come into force from August 15, 2022.
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Shenzhen Sets Limits for VOCs and Hazchem in Cleaning Agents Used for Microelectronics and Electronic Assembly On July 29, 2022, the Department of Ecology and Environment of Shenzhen issued a notice to solicit public comments on the DB4430 X-XXXX Limit of volatile organic compounds and certain harmful substances of cleaning agents in microelectronic and electronic assembly (Draft). The Standard stipulates application scope, limit requirements, product classification, test methods, test principles, packaging marks, prohibited substances list, etc. Comments are welcome before September 30, 2022.
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