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Japan Consults on Partial Revision to Test Methods of New Chemicals
Aug 14, 2020
On August 12, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MoE) issued an announcement to solicit public comments on a revision to the Notice on Test Methods of New Chemicals.
Japan MHLW Provides Document Requirements for Entry into Its Positive List for FCMs
Aug 05, 2020
On July 29, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) released a notice to detail document requirements for expanding the positive list for food contact materials (FCMs).
Japan Announces 226 New Chemicals under CSCL
Aug 03, 2020
On July 31, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) jointly gazette a total of 226 new chemical substances (No. 706-No. 931) under the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL).
Japan MHLW Approves Revision to Lists of Poisonous and Deleterious Chemicals
Jul 01, 2020
On June 24, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) published a notice, announcing to approve adjustments to the lists of poisonous and deleterious chemicals designated under the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (PDSCL).
Japan MHLW Consults on Adjustments to Lists of Poisonous and Deleterious Chemicals
May 13, 2020
On April 28, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) published a notice to solicit comments on adjustments to the lists of poisonous and deleterious chemicals designated under the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (PDSCL), four months after the first round of consultation.
Japan Permits Sale of Label-less Products
May 13, 2020
A new policy in Japan allows certain products to be sold without an over-label. Label-less products help reduce waste, environmental load, and labor costs and are becoming popular in Japan.
Japan Updates FCM Regulations, Positive List Effective on Jun. 1
May 06, 2020
On Apr. 28, 2020, MHLW issued the announcement No. 195 and No. 196 detailing the food contact materials regulation updates in Japan. Additionally, the No. 196 announcement states that the revision to the following regulations will come to force on Jun. 1st, 2020, which means that the positive list system will be effective at the same time
UPDATE: Japan Works out Draft Adjustment to Subject Substances under PRTR
Apr 30, 2020
According to the proceedings of an internal meeting held by Japanese authorities on February 19, 2020, the government has worked out a draft adjustment to the lists of substances subject to the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) law.
Japan Announces Update to PAC List, 6 Substances Added and Three Removed
Apr 15, 2020
On April 1, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that six substances will be added to the list of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances (PACs) under the country’s Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL).
Japan Releases Statistics on CSCL Implementation in 2018
Feb 13, 2020
On January 20, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) released a summary report  on statistics concerning the implementation of the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL; see ChemLinked chempedia ) in 2018.
Korea GHS: Revised Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances and Material Safety Data Sheet Published
Vietnam Reopens the Substance Nomination Window for the National Chemical Inventory
China Officially Releases the Second Batch of Priority Controlled Chemicals
China Consults on New Draft Law on Safety of Hazardous Chemicals
Monthly Digest: Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region in October 2020
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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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