Global Chemical Regulation Highlights | March 2023
In March of 2023, China issued draft amendments to ‘GB 6944 Classification and code of dangerous goods’ and ‘GB 12268 List of dangerous goods’ for public consultation. South Korea published a notice to urge enterprises handling Group B biocidal active substances to speed up dossier preparation and submission for approval under K-BPR. Two batches of 1,469 hazardous substances are proposed to mandate SDS and labelling requirements under Japan ISHL. Thailand imposed a destruction order on PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds. Australia restricted the introduction or use of two POPs.
Expert Focus | New Trends in Hazardous Chemical Management in China
At the seminar held on 23 March 2023 in Shanghai, Mr. Chen Jun, an official from the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM), shared the latest information on China’s hazardous chemical (Hazchem) management, focusing on the Hazchem registration system and Hazchem QR code application.