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Dynamics of Vietnamese Regulations on Chemicals and the National Chemical Inventory
Nov 25, 2020
The last nomination period of NCI will conclude on April 15th, 2021. Chemicals not listed in NCI prior to the deadline will be considered as new chemicals or foreign chemicals and will have to be registered. An overall revision is proposed to the Law on Chemicals and related regulations to strengthen the chemical safety management and the management of chemicals in products, etc.
WTO Notifies Members on Vietnam Technical Regulation for Safety of Hazardous Chemicals
Oct 28, 2020
Vietnam is going to adopt a technical regulation that provides reference regulations or general requirements on safety in the process of producing, storage, transportation, and the use of hazardous chemicals.
Vietnam Reopens the Substance Nomination Window for the National Chemical Inventory
Oct 19, 2020
Vietnamese enterprises can propose substances supplementation to NCI by providing chemical name, CAS number, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and proving documents, etc. before April 15th, 2021.
Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Nominations are Still Underway
Jun 02, 2020
For the substances without CAS number, nomination through an e-mail may be acceptable. The authority is considering extending the period for enterprises to propose chemicals.
Vietnam Solicits Substance Information to Supplement the Draft National Chemical Inventory
Apr 14, 2020
On April 4, 2020, Vietnam’s Department of Chemicals under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued a notice to seek information on more chemicals to supplement the draft National Chemical Inventory (NCI). Enterprises are requested to submit information on chemicals that have been imported, manufactured, and used in Vietnam before May 30, 2020.
Vietnam Updates the List of Banned and Restricted Active Ingredients in Insecticide and Disinfectant
Apr 10, 2020
On March 19, 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a Notification to solicit comments from members on Vietnam's draft Circular which promulgated the List of active ingredients banned from use and restricting the scope of insecticide and disinfectant registration for household and medical use. According to the Notification, the consultation will last for 60 days, and the draft Circular is scheduled for adoption in June and will finally enter in force on August 1.
Vietnam to Assist Enterprises to Comply with GHS Requirements in Asia Pacific and EU
Apr 03, 2020
At last, MOIT also recommends enterprises to communicate with the government through phone or e-mail if they need other technical support. For the foreign enterprises that plan to trade with Vietnam and are concern with the GHS implementation in Vietnam, it is a good chance to communicate with the local government as well.
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.
Vietnam to Establish National Operation Center Tasked with Elimination of Toxic Chemical Hazards
Jul 05, 2019
Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently decided to establish a national operation center for eliminating toxic chemical hazards and minimizing environmental accidents.
Vietnam Introduces Annual Reporting System
Jun 26, 2019
Speaking at ChemCon held in Seoul on Jun 19, Mr. Le Viet Thang from Vietnam Chemicals Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade introduced Vietnam’s annual reporting system of chemicals. According to Mr. Thang, in the past companies were required to report many times per year, while now the different requirements are combined into one report, meaning companies only need to report once per year.
South Korea Trials IT System for MSDS Submission and CBI Non-disclosure Application
India Expects REACH-like Regulation on Chemical Management
South Korea to Strengthen the Management of Hazardous Substances in EEPs
Thailand Issues A New Draft of the Chemical Substance Act
Monthly Digest: Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region in November 2020
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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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