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India REACH: Fifth Draft of the Chemicals Management and Safety Rules Released
Sep 27, 2020
India released the fifth draft of the Chemicals (Management and Safety) Rules (known as “India REACH”) on August 24, 2020. This fifth draft is believed to be the final draft, despite the fourth draft issued in March 2020 was claimed as the final draft. As planned, it will be notified to the WTO for a 60-day consultation and come into force early next year.
India Notifies WTO of 5 Quality Control Orders on Chemicals
Jul 15, 2020
WTO issued notifications to seek comments on 5 Indian quality control orders, the involved chemicals include vinyl acetate monomer, styrene (vinyl benzene), methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, maleic anhydride, and acrylonitrile.
Understanding India’s Final Draft of Chemicals Management and Safety Rules
Apr 24, 2020
India’s Chemicals (Management & Safety) Rules have been drafted for years, and when implemented, the rules will have a great impact on stakeholders handling chemicals in the Indian market. The final draft was shared with 12 industry bodies on March 16, 2020, and comments have been received until March 31, 2020. There is no timeline for public consultation. As planned, it will be notified to the WTO this year and come into force on the date when it is published in the Official Gazette.
India Consults Industry Associations on the Final Draft of Chemicals Management and Safety Rules
Mar 25, 2020
India’s final draft of Chemicals (Management and Safety) Rules was circulated to a limited number of industry associations by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers on March 16th, 2020. The draft hasn’t been officially published for public comment. As planned it will come into force on the date when it is published in the Official Gazette.
India Standardizes the Use of Bamboo as Food Contact Material
Sep 06, 2019
India FSSAI has stipulated that final food contact products manufactured from bamboo shall have smooth surfaces and be free from chemical contaminants.
India Imposes Anti-dumping Duties on PTA Imported from South Korea and Thailand
Aug 14, 2019
Recently, India’s Ministry of Finance has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) imported from South Korea and Thailand.
India to Ban Import of Plastic Waste from August 2019
Jul 03, 2019
On June 24th, in Rajya Sabha, India’s environment minister Prakash Javadekar outlined policy steps India will take to curb pollution including an upcoming ban on import of plastic waste starting from August 2019.
Overview of Chemical Regulations in India
Jun 27, 2019
The Indian chemical industry ranks the third largest in Asia and seventh in the world by output. It is predicted that by 2025 the Indian chemical industry will reach a valuation of USD403 billion and the Indian specialty chemical market is expected to reach USD70 billion by 2020.
India to Ban the Use of PCBs
May 17, 2016
India is to ban PCBs gradually Equipment containing PCBs will also be banned
India plans to ban PET bottles for liquid oral drugs
Oct 20, 2014
1. Indian drafts regulation to ban PET bottles for certain drugs. 2. The draft is open for public comment and could possibly be revised.
Taiwan Consults on Extending PECs Registration Deadline to the End of 2023
China Adds 6 Substances to the Catalogue of Precursor Chemicals
China Supplements 204 Substances into IECSC
China Releases the 2021 List of Air Transport Dangerous Goods
Thailand to Amend the List of Hazardous Substance to Comply with International Conventions
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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