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Australia Makes Videos to Educate Stakeholders on AICIS Implementation
Apr 03, 2020
The Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) is scheduled to take effect starting from July 1, 2020 to replace the existing National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) as an overarching regulatory framework for introduction of industrial chemicals into the country.
Australia Consults on Proposed AICIS Fees and Changes to AICS
Feb 05, 2020
Australia began seeking comments on the proposed charging arrangements for AICIS. Another consultation is under way to inform the removal of non-industrial chemicals from the AICS. On January 31, 2020, the Australian government opened a consultation  on proposed fees and charges for the country’s new chemical regulatory framework, the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS).
Australia to Adopt GHS Revision 7 from July 2020
Jan 15, 2020
On January 10, 2020, the Safe Work Australia (SWA) announced in a press release  that its members have agreed to practice the 7th revised edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for management of workplace hazardous chemicals. Earlier in July 2019, the agency opened a consultation on the proposal to move to GHS Revision 7 (ChemLinked news ).
Australia Finalizes General Rules and Transitional Rules for AICIS
Dec 20, 2019
To inform and facilitate the upcoming implementation of its new chemical regulatory framework, namely Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), the Australian government has been fleshing out relevant supporting rules and legislations. In early December, 2019, it issued a notice, announcing that the Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules  and the Transitional Rules  have been finalized, and the final draft of the Industrial Chemicals Categorization Guidelines  is available as well.
Australia Consults on Principles for Design of Fees and Charges for AICIS
Sep 27, 2019
On September 16, 2019, the Australian government released the draft Principles for Cost Recovery of the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) to solicit public comments. The consultation is set to end on October 14, 2019.
Key Developments in Australia’s New Industrial Chemical Scheme
Sep 04, 2019
The new scheme will replace the existing National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) as an overarching regulatory framework for introduction of industrial chemicals into the country.
Australia Publishes FAQs on New Industrial Chemical Scheme
Aug 09, 2019
As Australia heads towards the implementation of the Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), businesses both within and outside the country have been expressing their doubts and concerns about the new industrial chemical management framework which is set to replace the old National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) on July 1, 2020.
Australia SWA Consults on Proposal to Adopt GHS 7
Jul 08, 2019
On July 3, 2019, the Safe Work Australia (SWA) opened a consultation on the proposal to adopt an updated version of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for management of workplace hazardous chemicals. The consultation is set to end on July 28, 2019.
AICS Inventory Update Detailed in Chemical Gazette
Jul 03, 2019
On July 2, details of the latest update to Australia’s Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) were published in the Chemical Gazette. The Gazette details the latest chemicals added to the AICS, changes made to the AICS, new chemical reports and permits.
Australia Passes Remaining 3 Bills for AICIS and Consults on 2019 Draft General Rules
Apr 09, 2019
Following the approval of three bills in February, the remaining bills for the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) passed through the Senate on April 2 and received Royal Assent on April 3. Thus far, all bills relating to the new scheme have become law.
Malaysia Updates the List of Classified Chemicals
China Consults on the General Specifications (Part 1) of GB 30000
China MEE Approves Amendments to New Chemical Substances Management
China’s Chemical Sector Bears Brunt of Coronavirus Blow
Development of Chemical Management Legislation in Malaysia
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
China MOT, together with several other agencies, jointly issued the official version of the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods on November 25, 2019
2019 Top 10 Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region
2019 has been quite a year for the chemical industry of Asia-Pacific region. To recap the most important news of the year, we've put together a list of the top 10 chemical regulatory news in Asia-Pacific region.
China New Chemical
China's new chemical management system is under revision. The revision of MEP Order 7 and its overarching Regulation on Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances have been notified to the WTO for comments.
The revised K-REACH legislation is a significant deviation from the regulatory mechanisms outlined in the previous version. The amendments came into effect on Jan 1st, 2019, which sets out a plan of registering existing substances over 1 ton per year in the next 12 years.
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