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He focuses on China TDG, China RoHS, China Coatings and chemical regulation dynamics in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand.
MEE Opens Public Consultation on New Chemical Registration Transitional Measures
Jun 03, 2020
The last transitional measure now is being heatedly discussed, for it may affect many companies who have submitted or propose to apply for registration this year under MEP Order 7 requirements. According to this measure, if the application process cannot be completed this year, the applicant will have to reapply under the new Measures, which are significantly different from the relevant requirements in the draft Measures, which were released last July. According to the draft Measures, registration applications that have been accepted but have not yet been approved were to be processed in accordance with the relevant provisions of Order No.7. Considering the impact proposed changes will have on compliance obligations and market access requirements for stakeholders, we suggest that applicants submit comments to authorities and avail of the opportunity to advocate for more industry-friendly transitional measures.
Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Nominations are Still Underway
Jun 02, 2020
For the substances without CAS number, nomination through an e-mail may be acceptable. The authority is considering extending the period for enterprises to propose chemicals.
WTO Notifies Thailand’s Amendment to the List of Hazardous Substances (Updated)
Jun 01, 2020
In conclusion, the above 5 chemicals are proposed to be changed to Type 4, which means they will be totally prohibited. What’s more, the exemption condition for Chlorpyrifos, Chlorpyrifos-methyl and Paraquat dichloride are repealed as well.
China to Initiate a Summer Action Plan for VOCs Management
May 26, 2020
During Summer 2020, China will further strengthen the management of VOCs emission. The measures, including promoting the implementation of relevant standards, setting up a platform to record data and stakeholder activities, improving pollution control capabilities, etc. The government established a positive list system and, based on this list, will implement policies designed to promote enterprises that deal with low-VOC products.
Philippines Appends PICCS with 31 Chemicals
May 18, 2020
A total of 31 chemical substances are officially added to the PICCS. The new changes took effect immediately.
China Consults on the Inventory of Priority Controlled Chemicals (Second Batch)
May 12, 2020
China has proposed to add 19 kinds of chemicals to the draft inventory of chemicals subject to priority control measures. The management measures for the environmental risks of priority controlled chemicals are adjusted.
China Approves the Revision to Law on Prevention and Control of the Solid Waste Pollution
May 06, 2020
The revised Law detailed the requirements for treatment on industrial solid waste and hazardous waste. Management on medical solid waste, sorting system for municipal solid waste, and reducing excessive packaging are also stipulated in the revision. The revision is scheduled to enter into effect on September 1, 2020.
Thailand Specifies Requirements for Declaration of Hazardous Substances under the Authorization of DIW
Apr 29, 2020
The draft specifies that a declaration is required when the stakeholders engage in storage, manufacturing, import, export activities above 100kg per half-year. The list of hazardous substances that are subject to the declaration has been updated.
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.
Thailand DIW Consults on 3 Implementation Specifications under the Hazardous Substance Act
Apr 16, 2020
Thailand DIW is currently consulting on three draft regulations under HAS, which includes: the exemption conditions under the Act, the exemption conditions of List 5.6 substances, and the inclusion criteria for List 5.6 Hazardous Substance. The consultation will conclude on April 30. Online submission, telephone feedback, and email feedback are all available.
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