GHS has been widely implemented in many A-P countries and regions. Although the nondisclosure confidential business information (CBI) on SDS is allowed by many of them, requirements distinguish themselves from one another. Taiwan requests prior approval by OSHA while China accepts generic names and concentration ranges as long as hazard information has been shown. Japan and Australia permit distinguished CBI only under certain circumstances. REACH24H will summarize requirements by main A-P countries and provide comprehensive suggestions to companies on protecting CBI in the A-P area.
Regarding the CBI issue, the regulation differs greatly when multinational companies try to register the chemical substance in the A-P Rim. In order to avoid disclosing the chemical substance information to downstream users, the roles, such as Only Representative and Third Party Representative are adopted. During the public announcement process, the relevant authorities develop their own systems for handling mandatory information disclosure. What's more, CBI issues also occur in the nomination work, i.e., Thailand Annex 5.6 Notification, Taiwan Phase I Existing Chemical Substance Registration, Vietnam Existing Chemical Substance Nomination, etc.