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China GAC issues a Notice on Implementation of the Guidance Catalogue for Industrial Structure Adjustment
Dec 24, 2019
On 21st December, the China General Administration of Customs (GAC) issued a Notice  on Implementation of the Guidance Catalogue for Industrial Structure Adjustment.
South Korea Completes Domestic Approval Process for the Minamata Convention on Mercury
Nov 26, 2019
On the 21st November, South Korea MoE issued a Notice  that the Minamata Convention on Mercury had been approved internally. The approval document was submitted to the United Nations on 22nd November.
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.
Shanghai Imposes Higher Air Pollution Management Requirements on Key Industries
Nov 18, 2019
On 8th October 2019, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment published an Explanation  to the Announcement  on the Implementation of National Special Emission Limits Standards for Atmospheric Pollutants in Key Industries.
China Issues Notice on the Preparation of UN38.3 Test Summary for Lithium Batteries
Nov 15, 2019
On 30th October, China Civil Aviation Dangerous Goods Inspection and Testing Joint Working Group (DGWG) issued a notice offering suggestions to relevant enterprises on providing UN38.3 Test Summary for lithium batteries.
New Zealand Proposes Adoption of GHS Revision 7 Classification System
Nov 07, 2019
On 29th October, New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued a notice seeking public feedback on the proposal to change the classification system for hazardous substances in New Zealand.
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Thailand Consults on the Latest Revision of the Hazardous Substances List
Nov 05, 2019
In October, the Thailand Department of Agriculture (DOA) issued a notice  seeking public feedback on the new revision of the Hazardous Substances List. This revision is supposed to enter into effect on 1st December.
WTO Notifies Members on Nine Chinese National VOCs Management Standards
Oct 31, 2019
In August 2018, China initiated the Three-year Action Plan on Defending Blue Sky , in which the formulation of the standards to control the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was promoted as a priority target in 2019.
China Opens RoHS 2 Public Service Platform
Oct 23, 2019
On 8th October 2019, China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) opened the public service platform for RoHS 2.
Taiwan Requires Additional Operational Information on Specific Priority Management Chemicals
Oct 21, 2019
On 12th September 2019, Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Authority under MoL issued a notice requiring submission of additional operational information from the handling enterprises of 10 designated priority management chemicals. The additional information should be submitted through the online PRochem platform before 15th November 2019. The affected chemicals are shown in Table 1.
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