SCAS Europe
Vol. 16 (72 - 74)
1 April 2015
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News
Japan
1. CSCL (Chemical Substances Control Law): Taiwan as a destination of goods intended exclusively for export
On 18 December 2014 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released the following opinion regarding “When exporting new chemical substances to Taiwan” in the...
2. Chemical Substances Control Law: Invitation for public comments regarding reporting methods for amounts manufactured or imported
On 22 January 2015, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry called for public comments (until 20 February) regarding a proposed ministerial ordinance amending part of the...
China
1. Announcement of notification on FY2014 Annual Report of New Chemical Substances
On 16 December 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection Solid Waste and Chemical Management Center (MEP-SCC) issued a notification stating that holders of...
2. Announcement of “Catalogue of Prohibited Commodities in Processing Trade”
On 19 December 2014 the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) made an adjustment to the...
3. Announcement of “2015 Catalogue of Commodities Subject to Import Licensing Administration”
On 31 December 2014 MOC, GACC and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China...
4. Announcement of 2015 edition “Catalogue of Dual-Use Items and Technologies Subject to Import and Export License Administration”
On 31 December 2014 MOC and GACC released the amended “Catalogue of Dual-Use Items (*1) and Technologies Subject to Import and...
5. Announcement of Shandong Province Administration Instructions for Administration of Registration of Hazardous Chemicals (Shandong Province)
On 29 December 2014, the Shandong Province Administration of Work Safety announced the Shandong Province Administration Instructions for Administration of Registration of Hazardous Chemicals...
6. Announcement of Administrative Registry of Imported/Exported Agrochemicals
On 31 December 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and the General Administration of Customs (GACC) announced a new Administrative Registry of Imported/Exported...
7. Publication of 2015 (first) list of scheduled special permits to produce supervised and regulated chemicals
On 14 January 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) disclosed the 2015 (first) list of scheduled special permits to produce supervised and...
8. Announcement of 2014 imported paint inspection results (Suzhou, Jiangsu Province)
The Suzhou Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (Suzhou CIQ) announced that it inspected 428 lots of imported paint (weight: 1,354 tons; value: 1,487 million US dollars) in...
9. GB9685 food packaging materials
On 20 January 2015, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced proposed revisions of GB9685-2008 food packaging...
10. Invitation for public comment on the Cosmetics Safety Technical Code (Draft for Public Comment)
On 3 February 2015, the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control invited public comment on the Cosmetics Safety Technical Code (Draft for Public Comment), which revises the...
11. Announcement of list of GLP laboratories for chemical testing
On 4 February 2015 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced names of two testing laboratories that passed the examination based on the...
12. New chemical substances: Announcement of the information on the Scientific Research Record Notification (13rd)
On 4February 2015 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published information on 450 Scientific Research Record Notifications received...
13. New chemical substances: Announcement of substances approved in the 2nd half of 2014
On 5February 2015 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published a summary of certificates approved between July and December 2014...
14. Announcement of ‘2015 Priority works on administration of hazardous chemicals and fireworks and firecrackers safety’
On 9 February 2015 the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) published ‘2015 Priority works on administration of hazardous chemicals and fireworks and...
15. Announcement of ‘adjustment of annual reporting of new chemicals 2014’
On 27 February 2015 the Ministry of Environment Protection Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Centre (MEP-SCC) notified that 2014 annual reports for...
Korea
1. Public announcement of toxic chemicals and observational chemicals
The National Institute for Environmental Research (NIER) publicly announced 10 toxic chemicals (specific numbers from 2014-1-709 to 2014-1-718) and...
2. Public announcement of the final version of subordinate legislation (Enforcement Regulation) of “Act on the Registration and Evaluation, etc., of Chemical Substances (K-REACH)”
On 24 December 2014 the final version of the subordinate legislation (Enforcement Regulation) of K-REACH was publicly announced after deliberations by the...
3. Public announcement of the final version of subordinate legislation (Enforcement Regulation) of “Chemicals Control Act (CCA)”
On 24 December 2014 the final version of the subordinate legislation (Enforcement Regulation) of CCA was publicly announced after deliberations by the...
4. Public announcement of “Guidance on Identification of Chemical Substances”
On 6 January 2015 the Korea Chemicals Management Association (KCMA) publicly announced the “Guidance on Identification of Chemical Substances” under...
5. Public announcement of “Guidance on Data Sharing and Cost Sharing”
On 7 January 2015 KCMA publicly announced the “Guidance on Data Sharing and Cost Sharing” under K-REACH. The main contents include preparation and...
6. Public announcement of “Guidance on Notification of Products Containing Hazardous Chemicals”
On 12 January 2015 KCMA publicly announced the “Guidance on Notification of Products Containing Hazardous Chemicals” under...
7. Recent movement by authorities regarding the Act on the Registration and Evaluation, etc., of Chemical Substances (K-REACH)
① Publication of FAQ on K-REACH...
8. First census of candidates for chemical substances subject to registration
On 20 January 2015, the Korea Chemicals Management Association (KCMA) published the "First census of candidates for chemical substances subject to registration" in....
9. Notice of planning of "Establishment of standards for marking designation of potentially harmful products and safety and labelling (draft)"
On 28 January 2015, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) announced it is planning "Establishment of standards for marking designation of potentially harmful products and...
10. Publication of guidance on applying for registration of chemical substances subject to registration
On 6 February 2015, KCMA published "Guidance on applying for registration of chemical substances subject to registration" in K-REACH. The guidance was the final version, prepared after...
11. Announcement regarding K-REACH and CCA
At the end of 2014 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) published regulations regarding the...
12. K-REACH: Existing chemicals exempted from reporting for manufacturing etc.
On 30 December 2014 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) published existing chemicals exempted from reporting for...
Taiwan
1. Announcement of “Regulation of Specification and Handling Management of Priority Management Chemicals”
On 30 December 2014 the Ministry of Labour (MOL) announced the “Regulation of Specification and Handling Management of...
2. Announcement of “Regulation of Designation and Handling Permission of Controlled Chemicals”
On 31 December 2014 MOL announced the “Regulation of Designation and Handling Permission of Controlled Chemicals” based on the...
3. Announcement of “Regulation of Evaluation and Risk Ranking Management of Hazardous Chemicals”
On 31 December 2014 MOL announced the “Regulation of Evaluation and Risk Ranking Management of Hazardous Chemicals” based on the...
4. Announcement of “Regulation of New Chemical Substances Registration”
On 31 December 2014 MOL announced the “Regulation of New Chemical Substances Registration”, which came into force on...
5. Effectuation of National Existing Chemical Substance Inventory from 1 January 2015
On 1 January 2015 MOL put the National Existing Chemical Substance Inventory (NECSI) into effect and updated its dedicated...
6. Other news on regulations on chemicals in Taiwan
There are movements in Taiwan other than the news above associated with the recent changes to laws and regulations related to chemical...
7. Addition of certified search results to Taiwan Chemical Substance Inventory website
On 30 January 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labour announced the addition of a new function to the...
8. Amendment of CNS 15030 ‘Chemicals Classification and Labelling’
On 26 January 2015 the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspections, M.O.E.A., R.O.C. announced completion of amendment of CNS 15030...
Thailand
Movements regarding chemicals regulations
On 19 February 2015 the Ministry of Industry announced the following...
 
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