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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.
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities of Carriers
Jan 06, 2020
The carrier is the enterprise performing the actual carriage of dangerous goods by vehicle. The new Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods and the revised Provisions on the Administration of the Road Transport of Dangerous Goods have detailed the responsibilities of carriers in the road transport of dangerous goods. ChemLinked has teased out significant highlights in the Measures and the Provisions, as shown below.
Exemptions in Special Provisions for Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
Jan 06, 2020
According to Article 10 of the Measures for the Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods, the consignor shall make sure the class and division, product name and identification number of the dangerous goods per the Regulations concerning Road Transportation of Dangerous Goods (JT/T 617) and abide by relevant special provisions.
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Packed in LQ
Jan 06, 2020
The transport of dangerous goods with low hazards and in small quantities, such as aerosols and disinfectants, has always been a topic of heated discussion in the industry. If such goods can be transported using reliable and durable packages or following certain conditions, they will pose much fewer dangers.
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Packed in EQ
Dec 30, 2019
In the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods (ChemLinked Translation), the authorities state that dangerous goods packed in excepted quantities (EQ) in line with relevant requirements (the number of packages on a transport vehicle ≤ 1,000) “can be transported as general goods." The new rule is certainly encouraging for businesses in the dangerous goods industry. Below are several frequently asked questions concerning EQ stipulated in the Measures as well as the Regulations Concerning Road Transportation of Dangerous Goods (JT/T617; ChemLinked Translation).
Understanding the Brand New Thailand Chemical Substance Act
Nov 18, 2019
Thailand proposes to replace the Hazardous Substance Act with the new Chemical Substance Act, which places greater emphasis on risk assessment in chemical management. The government has released two drafts of the new Act so far, one in April and another in October. This article introduces the new Chemical Substance Act and includes an analysis and interpretation of the new drafts. A comparison with the currently effective Hazardous Substance Act is also included.
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