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South Korea to Strengthen the Management of Hazardous Substances in EEPs
Jul 30, 2020
To establish a preventive management system for international hazardous substances, MoE proposes to amend the enforcement decree of Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles. Specified measures include expanding the regulatory scope of products containing these hazardous substances and adding hazardous substances to be restricted.
Singapore Updates Controls of 7 Hazardous Substances from July 1
Jul 23, 2020
Controls for 7 hazardous substances are updated in Singapore, aiming to streamline the regulatory requirements.
India Notifies WTO of 5 Quality Control Orders on Chemicals
Jul 15, 2020
WTO issued notifications to seek comments on 5 Indian quality control orders, the involved chemicals include vinyl acetate monomer, styrene (vinyl benzene), methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, maleic anhydride, and acrylonitrile.
Thailand Officially Releases the First Existing Chemicals Inventory
Jul 09, 2020
The First Thailand Existing Chemicals Inventory includes 11,474 entries. Using the online search tool, the substances in the inventory can be searched by CAS Number, chemical name, molecular formulas, etc.
China Consults on 11 Environmental Protection National Standards
Jun 24, 2020
11 mandatory national standards for environmental protection are proposed to formulate or revise, involving the packaging and printing air pollution, non-hazardous industrial solid waste, medical waste, etc.
New Zealand Initiates the Second Round of Consultation on Adopting GHS Revision 7
Jun 09, 2020
Most comments received during the first round of consultation are in support of the adoption of GHS Rev.7. The second round of consultation seeks feedback on 5 proposals, involving the review of existing hazardous substance approvals and amendment of group standards.
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China MIIT Publishes Revised List of Monitored Chemicals
Jun 09, 2020
Four kinds of chemicals are officially added into Schedule 1 of the List. The revision takes effect and replaces the old List immediately after issuance.
SDS Authoring and Confidential Business Information in Taiwan
Jun 05, 2020
According to Article 10 of the OSHA, the employers shall label, make inventories, and display safety data sheets (SDS) for hazardous chemicals, and adopt necessary hazard communication measures. And the manufacturers, importers, or suppliers, before providing the chemicals to business entities or self-employed workers, shall label them and provide SDSs. The detailed requirements for the manufacturers, importers, and suppliers to disclose the information of hazardous chemicals are stipulated in the Regulations for the Labeling and Hazard Communication of Hazardous Chemicals (hereinafter referred to “the Regulations”).
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.
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