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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).
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South Korea to Update Quantity Limits for Toxic Substances that Require Submitting Chemical Accident Prevention Management Plan On November 21, 2022, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) issued MoE Notification No. 2022-645 to solicit public comments on the amendments to the Stipulated Quantities for Toxic Substances, Restricted Substances, Prohibited Substances, and Substances subject to Authorization.
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China Implements New Standards for VOCs Emissions in Key Industries On October 22, 2022, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MOE) released national standards to further curb volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions in three key industries. They will take effect on January 1, 2023.
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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.
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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.
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South Korea Consults on Eleven Candidate Substances for Authorization On November 23, 2022, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) published eleven candidate substances to be included in the K-REACH Authorization List.
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