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China Consults on a National Standard regarding the Determination of Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics
Mar 24, 2020
As revealed by the National Public Service Platform for Standards Information, China drafted a recommended national standard for microbeads determination in 2019, which is now undergoing public consultation. The deadline for the consultation is May 5, 2020...
South Korea Consults on Two Standards concerning Household Chemical Products
Nov 22, 2019
South Korea’s NIER is consulting on draft amendments of two standards concerning the testing and safety management of “household chemical products subject to suitability confirmation” (hereafter referred to as the household chemical products).
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.
China Consults on Safety Guidelines for Chemical Laboratories
Oct 18, 2019
On 12th October 2019, China Chemical Safety Association (CCSA) issued a notice to seek public feedback on the draft of the Guideline of Safety Management for Chemical Laboratories, which is an association standard formulated by CCSA. (See more about Association Standard at bottom.) The consultation will end on 12th November 2019.
China to Issue New Children’s Products National Standards
Jun 03, 2019
China will draft new Children’s products national standards including chemical substance migration standards and product warning/disclaimer standards.
K-REACH Prioritizes Reduction in Vertebrate Animal Testing
Apr 19, 2018
Updated Data Requirements for China New Chemical Notification in China to be Published
Jun 23, 2017
The issuance of updated Guidance for China new chemical notification is still pending. The data requirements in the revised Guidance are supposed to be published individually.
Chinese Chemical Management Authority Requests Information from China NCSN Testing Institutes
Apr 10, 2017
From 1 Apr 2017, testing institutes intending to provide eco-toxicological testing data acceptable for China new chemical notification should fill in relevant information using the newly launched “chemical test data quality management system”. The previous qualification system will be abolished and only the institutes listed on the management platform are accredited to provide testing data.
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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