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MEM Revises the Administrative Measures on Emergency Response Plan for Workplace Accidents
Aug 22, 2019
On 11th July, 2019, China Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) issued Decree 2 of 2019  to announce the Decision on Amending the Administrative Measures on Emergency Response Plan for Work Place Accidents and revise the Measures.
China Consults on Chemical Manufacturer Safe Production Standards
Aug 19, 2019
On 9th August, China Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) issued a notice to release the drafts of two national standard, namely, Safety Code of Special Work in Chemical Manufactory and Safety Technology Specification for Ammonium Nitrate.
MoE Responds to Korean Media’s Criticism of CCA and K-REACH
Aug 07, 2019
With the conflict between Japan and South Korea getting more intense (Chemlinked News), the South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) has become the target of domestic media, despite Moe’s best efforts to exonerate itself (Chemlinked News).
China Consults on Domestic Waterway Transport Regulations
Aug 05, 2019
On 26th July, China Ministry of Transport (MOT) issued a notice seeking feedback on the new draft of Regulations on the Management of Domestic Waterway Transport, the consultation will end on 28th August.
Zhejiang Prohibits Nighttime Transport of Hazardous Chemicals on Highways
Aug 05, 2019
On 24th July, Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Department, Communications Department and Emergency Management Department jointly released a notice stating that vehicles loaded with hazardous chemicals are prohibited from driving on highways within the province from 0 a.m. to 6 a.m. The measures have been implemented since 1st August.
China Releases Measures for Public Security Administration of Explosive Precursor Hazardous Chemicals
Jul 24, 2019
On 6th July, China Ministry of Public Security (MPS) released Decree 154 of 2019, the publication of the official version of the Measures for Public Security Administration of Explosive Precursor Hazardous Chemicals. These Measures will take effect on 10th August. In January 2019, MPS released the draft of the measures and sought feedback from the public.From a content point of view, the official version and the draft are not much different.
WTO Seeks Comments on the Draft of Vietnam Technical Regulation of Secondary Lithium Battery
Jul 19, 2019
According to the notification and original text, the draft regulates technical requirements for secondary lithium batteries and secondary lithium batteries used in devices. The text consists of 6 chapters, including general provisions, technical regulations, testing methods, management regulations, responsibilities of organizations and individuals etc.
MoE Deny Environmental Regulations Hinder Localization of Semiconductor Materials
Jul 17, 2019
Recently, the trade friction between Japan and South Korea on semiconductor materials has caused worldwide concern. In the face of Japan’s tough attitude, South Korea has to find other ways to obtain these important raw materials in a short time. One of the most contentious issues for South Koreans is the country’s lack of self-sustainability in semiconductor raw materials.
Japan to Restrict Exports of Three Chemicals Key to Semiconductor Industry in South Korea
Jul 09, 2019
Japan announced that it will remove South Korea from the “whitelist” in the Export Trade Management Order through an amendment act, and South Korea’s imports from Japan will lose preferential treatment. The export of fluorinated polyimides, photoresist and high-purity hydrogen fluoride from Japan to South Korea will be subject to heightened restrictions, which will impact local high-tech industry.
MEE Releases Comprehensive Management Plan for VOCs in Key Industries
Jul 05, 2019
China MEE released a comprehensive plan to strengthen the management of VOCs in key industries such as petrochemical, coating, packaging and printing, oil storage, gas station and so on. The plan describes the current situation and existing problems of China's VOCs governance in detail and points out management goals and methods. The major monitoring areas, focused VOCs substances, as well as the requirements for record keeping, industrial enterprises governance points and the petroleum products storage, transportation and sales governance points are all covered in the annexes of the plan.
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