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Bangladesh Publishes E-waste Management Rules
Sep 02, 2021
On June 10, 2021, Bangladesh's Department of Environment (DOE) published the Hazardous Waste (e-waste) Management Rules (hereinafter referred to as the Rules), 2021 under the Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995. It took effect immediately.
Russia Publishes Initial Inventory of Existing Chemicals
Jun 18, 2020
On June 15, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) published part of the Russian Inventory of Existing Chemicals on the country’s Governmental Industry Information Exchange Platform (GISP).
Russia Postpones Inventory Notification Deadline over COVID-19 Outbreak
Apr 30, 2020
Recently, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) announced that the deadline of the country’s existing chemical inventory notification, which was previously scheduled to end on May 1 this year, will be postponed to August 1, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
TSCA’s 20 High-Priority Substances - Requirements for Manufacturers/importers to Self-Identify
Mar 24, 2020
On January 27, 2020, the U.S. EPA published a Federal Register notice identifying the preliminary list of manufacturers (including importers) of the 20 high-priority substances for which the fees will be charged. During the comment period, currently scheduled to end March 27, 2020, all manufacturers (and importers) of any of the 20 high-priority substances are required to self-identify, whether or not they were included on EPA’s initial list. This is also an opportunity for manufacturers (and importers) to certify they were improperly included on the list. The EPA announced publicly that they are likely going to extend the comment period through May 27, 2020, although this has not yet become finalized.
Introduction of Global Occupational Exposure Limits
Aug 20, 2019
Adverse health effects from occupational exposure to chemicals has been known for thousands of years. The Romans noted effects from lead and asbestos and later arsenic. A list of “poisons” that have been used for various purposes was well known.
Global Clean Energy Investment Brought Down as China Adjusts Energy Policy
Jul 16, 2019
Global investment in clean energy fell to a five-year low in H1 2019, registering a total amount of USD 117.6 billion and a decline of 14%, says BloombergNEF.
187 Nations Agree to Stem Export of Plastic Waste to Poor Countries
May 21, 2019
A total of 187 nations — nearly every country in the world — agreed on May 10, 2019 to curb flow of plastic waste into poorer countries, the United Nations said.
Kenya Suspends CCIC and SGS for Failure to Inspect Imported Goods
Oct 12, 2018
Another Round of Price Increases in the Global Chemical Market
Mar 12, 2018
KKDIK Guidance to Be Published in Late 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Turkish MOEU plans to publish 13 guidance documents to support the implementation of KKDIK.
Thailand Updates Existing Chemicals Online Search Platform
China MEE Adds 11 Substances into IECSC (Updated on Dec 23)
Japan Consults on Adding 234 Substances for Mandatory SDS and Labeling Requirements under ISHL (Updated on January 4, 2022)
Japan MHLW Consults on Revision of the List of Poisonous and Deleterious Chemicals
Vietnam Issues Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP with New Rules for Goods Labeling
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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