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Australia SWA Updates Classification of 1,219 Hazardous Chemicals on HCIS
Apr 07, 2021
In early March 2021, Safe Work Australia (SWA), Australia’s top body for work health and safety, announced the completion of the Hazardous Chemical Information System (HCIS).
Thailand Updates the Requirements for the Declaration of Hazardous Substances under the Authorization of DIW
Apr 07, 2021
More hazardous substances now are included, and the requirements for the declaration are updated.
South Korea Publishes 80 New Chemical Substances Registered under OSHA
Apr 06, 2021
On April 2, 2021, South Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MoEL) published a list of 80 new chemical substances registered and assessed under OSHA from November 2020 to February 2021, of which 27 are identified as hazardous to workers’ health.
China MOT Consults on Revision to Provisions on the Administration of the Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
Apr 02, 2021
On April 1, 2021, the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) published a notice  seeking public comments on a revision to the Provisions on the Administration of the Road Transport of Dangerous Goods.
Taiwan to Regulate Ammonium Nitrate and Hydrogen Fluoride as Concerned Chemicals
Mar 30, 2021
Taiwan EPA proposed to list ammonium nitrate and hydrogen fluoride as the second and third concerned chemicals, following the previous designation of nitrous oxide as the first concerned chemical on October 30, 2020. It is now subject to a period of public consultation lasting 60 days.
Japan MHLW Adds 187 Existing Chemical Substances under ISHL
Mar 30, 2021
On March 26, 2021, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) published on the official gazette 187 chemical substances as existing chemical substances under the Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL).
Guangdong Province Consults on the Grading Rules for Key VOCs Industries
Mar 25, 2021
The grading rules for 13 key industries are specified, including oil refining and petrochemical, coating manufacturing, ink manufacturing, packaging and printing, etc. Enterprises in such industries will be classified into A, B, and C three levels according to the rules.
South Korea to Expand Definition of Existing Chemical Substances
Mar 25, 2021
On March 2, 2021, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment opened a public consultation on the expanded definition of existing chemical substances in South Korea.
Japan JCII Embarks upon FCM Product Registration Service Starting from Apr. 1
Mar 23, 2021
Japan JCII newly established Food Contact Materials Safety Center by incorporating responsibility of JHOSPA, JHPA，JHAVDC, which aims to optimize the management of food contact materials. Starting from April 1st , 2021, enterprises are allowed to apply for "compliance certificate" of food contact materials and articles (FCM) with JCII. The issuance of the certificate indicates that FCM products conform to the voluntary standards.
South Korea Publishes 130 Biocidal Active Substances Subject to Simplified Approval
Mar 22, 2021
On February 23, 2021, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) updated the list of biocidal active substances subject to simplified approval under the Safety Control Act on Household Chemical Products and Biocidal Products (K-BPR). The number of substances increases from 115 to 130.
Taiwan Consults on Extending PECs Registration Deadline to the End of 2023
China Supplements 204 Substances into IECSC
China Adds 6 Substances to the Catalogue of Precursor Chemicals
China Releases the 2021 List of Air Transport Dangerous Goods
17,096 Substances Pre-registered under Korea REACH
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities of Loaders
H1 2020 Top 10 Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region
Taiwan Releases Guidance for Priority Existing Chemical Substances Registration
China New Chemical
MEE Opens Public Consultation on New Chemical Registration Transitional Measures
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