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China Focus: What’s New with Its Chemical Management System
May 18, 2020
This article will enumerate the latest developments in China’s chemical management. From the freshly unveiled revision of MEP Order No. 7 to the increased alignment with international conventions, China is demonstrating its commitment to sound management and safer handling of chemicals.
Understanding India’s Final Draft of Chemicals Management and Safety Rules
Apr 24, 2020
India’s Chemicals (Management & Safety) Rules have been drafted for years, and when implemented, the rules will have a great impact on stakeholders handling chemicals in the Indian market. The final draft was shared with 12 industry bodies on March 16, 2020, and comments have been received until March 31, 2020. There is no timeline for public consultation. As planned, it will be notified to the WTO this year and come into force on the date when it is published in the Official Gazette.
Control from the Source – Promotion of Low-VOCs Coating Products
Apr 23, 2020
This article introduces the national standard on technical requirements for low-VOC coating products, industry impact and its relationship with other national standards on the limits of hazardous substances in coating products.
Taiwan’s Standard Registration of 106 Priority Existing Chemicals
Apr 02, 2020
Taiwan’s standard registration for 106 priority existing chemicals (PECs) at or above one tonne a year began on January 1, 2020. According to the amendments of Taiwan's New and Existing Chemical Registration Regulation, the standard registration for the PECs should be completed within 2 or 3 years. To aid in the timely preparation of documentation and data, ChemLinked has prepared this article to address industry concerns.
Tips for Road Transport and Export of Disinfectant Products Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak
Apr 02, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic many countries are facing increasingly severe shortage of response supplies. In response to the growing market demand for disinfectant products from across the globe, enterprises in China are ramping up production to bolster their supply capacity.
Southeast Asia Stepping up to Further Institutionalize Chemical and Environment Management
Mar 13, 2020
At ChemCon The Americas 2020 held in Philadelphia, US, Caroline Li from ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. summarized the latest developments of chemical- and environment-related regulations in Southeast Asia.
Expedited Market Entry for Imported Disinfectants: China's Emergency Response Green Channel
Feb 07, 2020
In response to the tight supply of disinfectants caused by 2019 Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV), on February 3, 2020, the National Health Committee released "The Emergency Product Launching Notification of Disinfectants during Prevention And Control Period of Pneumonia Outbreak Caused by 2019-nCoV". Under this emergency measure, China has opened a "Green Channel," entailing expedited and exceptional market access for four types of disinfectants, including alcohol disinfectant, chlorine-containing disinfectant, chlorine dioxide disinfectant, and peracetic acid disinfectant placing on China market (see below).
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Inspection of Tankers
Jan 15, 2020
Tankers are subject to stict inspections before being approved for use on the road. Tankers designated for transport of specific categories of dangerous goods are also subject to additional screening depending on the category of dangerous goods.
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities of Loaders
Jan 07, 2020
In the previous articles, we have discussed the responsibilities and obligations of consignors and carriers, the two significant roles in the road transport of dangerous goods. However, besides the two roles mentioned above, another role is emphasized in the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods , namely, the loaders.
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities of Consignors
Jan 06, 2020
Consignors play a crucial role in ensuring safe road transport of dangerous goods. They refer to businesses or any other units which entrust a transport company to transport goods. Thus they are usually owners of goods, including businesses engaging in the manufacture, operations, or even transport of goods. It should be noted that a transport company is not necessarily a carrier: if it subcontracts goods to subcontractors, it will become a consignor.
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