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Australia AICIS Goes into Effect, with a New Website and Inventory in Place
Jul 03, 2020
On July 1, 2020, the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) officially took effect, replacing the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) as the national regulatory framework for the introduction of industrial chemicals in Australia.
Japan MHLW Approves Revision to Lists of Poisonous and Deleterious Chemicals
Jul 01, 2020
On June 24, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) published a notice, announcing to approve adjustments to the lists of poisonous and deleterious chemicals designated under the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (PDSCL).
New Zealand EPA Identifies 18 Hazardous Substances for Reassessment
Jun 23, 2020
On June 18, 2020, the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) announced that it identifies 18 hazardous substances which have met the criteria for reassessment.
Russia Publishes Initial Inventory of Existing Chemicals
Jun 18, 2020
On June 15, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) published part of the Russian Inventory of Existing Chemicals on the country’s Governmental Industry Information Exchange Platform (GISP).
China to Update Rules Regulating Transport of Dangerous Goods by Civil Aviation
Jun 17, 2020
On June 15, 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) published the draft revision to the Regulations on Administration of Transport of Dangerous Goods by Civil Aviation.
China to Further Shore up Licensing Administration of Hazardous Wastes
Jun 11, 2020
On June 4, 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published a draft revision to the Administrative Measures for Hazardous Waste Operation Licenses for a public consultation.
Japan CSCL: Small-quantity Notification of New Substances
Jun 10, 2020
The Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) of Japan was published and implemented in 1973 as a pillar in the country’s chemical regulatory framework. It is the first chemical law in the world which introduced an assessment and authorization system for chemicals.
China to Exercise Special Regulation on 20 Hazardous Chemicals
Jun 08, 2020
On May 30, 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and Ministry of Transport (MOT) jointly published the Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals Subject to Special Regulation (1st edition).
Australia Delays the Adoption of GHS Revision 7 until January 2021
Jun 08, 2020
On June 5, 2020, Safe Work Australia (SWA), Australia's national authority for work health and safety, announced in a press release that, the adoption of the 7th revised edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) will be delayed to January 1, 2021.
China SAMR to Launch Nationwide Examination of Product Safety and Quality in the Field of Hazchem
Jun 02, 2020
On May 26, 2020, the General Office of the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced that action would be taken nationwide to examine product safety and quality of hazardous chemicals, packaging materials of hazardous chemicals and vehicle-carrying tanks which are used to contain hazardous chemicals.
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