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H1 2020 Top 10 Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region
The first half of 2020 has witnessed many chemical regulatory changes in the Asia-Pacfic region. To recap the most important news during the past six months, we've put together a list of the top 10 chemical regulatory news in the region.
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.
China New Chemical
The amendments of MEP Order 7 were issued as MEE Order 12 on April 29, 2020. It is renamed as the Measures for the Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances, which will come into force on January 1, 2021.
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
Taiwan Lists 15 Substances as Chemicals of Concern (Updated on January 12, 2023)
South Korea Designates 14 New Toxic Chemical Substances and Updates GHS Classification List
China Issues First List of New Pollutants for Priority Management (Updated on Dec 30, 2022)
Thailand Adds 8 PFOA-related Substances to List of Hazardous Substances (Updated on Dec 21, 2022)
China Issues Notice on Safety Management Requirements for Diesel Oil (Updated on Dec 20, 2022)
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