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Turkey Still Waits for First REACH Regulation
Jun 22, 2016
Turkish REACH has been delayed. A modified version will be released this year.
Japan to Strengthen PCB Waste Management
Jun 15, 2016
China MEP Consults on the 6th Batch of Regular Notifications to Be Approved under China NCSN in 2016
Jun 08, 2016
Taiwan Consults on Draft Guidance on Hazard Assessment and Exposure Assessment for New Chemical Substances
Jun 08, 2016
Taiwan MoL is consulting on the draft guidance on hazard and exposure assessment for new chemical substances. Exposure assessment is required if the new chemical substance is classified as hazardous after hazard assessment. New chemical assessment requirements under MoL and EPA are not identical.
MEP’s Organizational Structure Changed
Jun 08, 2016
Two departments abolished, three established There will be more vertical management in law enforcement
GB 18218 Standard on Identification of HazChem Major Hazard Installations Being Revised
Jun 07, 2016
China MEP Consults on the 4th and 5th Batch of Regular Notifications to be Approved under China NCSN in 2016
Jun 06, 2016
Notification of new chemical substances is mandatory before manufacture or importation in China. Two batches of China new chemical substance notifications were recently issued for public comment. Notified new chemical substances still need to comply with post-notification duties.
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region to Start Comprehensive Treatment on VOCs
Jun 02, 2016
Joint conference was held on the air quality of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Government keeps pressuring on the control of VOCs.
South Korea Consults on Non-toxic, Toxic and Restricted Chemical Lists
Jun 01, 2016
New List of K-REACH Lead Registrant Published
May 31, 2016
25 PECs subject to K-REACH joint registration recently finished LR election. So far LR election has been completed for 202 PECs and there are still 308 PECs requiring LR election.
China’s Chemical Sector Bears Brunt of Coronavirus Blow
China MEE Approves Amendments to New Chemical Substances Management
Korea MoEL Requires SDS Online Submission from 2021
Korea MoE Opens Data Support Platform for K-REACH Registration
New Zealand Consults on the Reassessment of Two Kinds of Hazardous Substances
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
China MOT, together with several other agencies, jointly issued the official version of the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods on November 25, 2019
2019 Top 10 Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region
2019 has been quite a year for the chemical industry of Asia-Pacific region. To recap the most important news of the year, we've put together a list of the top 10 chemical regulatory news in Asia-Pacific region.
China New Chemical
China's new chemical management system is under revision. The revision of MEP Order 7 and its overarching Regulation on Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances have been notified to the WTO for comments.
The revised K-REACH legislation is a significant deviation from the regulatory mechanisms outlined in the previous version. The amendments came into effect on Jan 1st, 2019, which sets out a plan of registering existing substances over 1 ton per year in the next 12 years.
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