SCAS Europe
Vol. 12 (60 - 62)
9 April 2014
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News
Japan
1. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Results of judgement of degradation products generated during biodegradation studies
On 5 December 2013, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published “results of judgement of existing chemical substances which are degradation products of published...
2. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Priority assessment chemical substances
On 20 December 2013, the METI published the names of 22 chemical substances to be added to the Priority assessment chemical substances list and the names of 2 to be withdrawn.
3. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Addition to the "NO-report substance list"
On 15 January 2014, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published...
4. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Biodegradation test for substances whose solvent is difficult to remove
On 7 February 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) updated the FAQ on how to perform a biodegradation test for substances whose solvent is difficult to remove.
China
1. New Chemical Substances: announcement of online annual reporting system
On 20 December 2013, the Chemical Registration Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (CRC-MEP) announced the owners of new chemical substance registration...
2. New Chemical Substances: Announcement of resubmission of 2013 annual reports for new chemicals
On 11 and 27 February 2014 the Chemical Registration Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection (CRC-MEP) notified to certificate holders of simplified notifications and...
3. Hazardous Chemicals: announcement of "catalogue of entry-exit commodities requiring inspection & quarantine (2014)" adjusted
On 30 December 2013, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced an...
4. Hazardous Chemicals: Public consultation for three documents such as the conditions for testing laboratories for physical hazard identification of chemicals
On 22 January 2014 the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) published three draft documents listed below for public consultation according to the Measures for The...
5. Cosmetics: announcement of adjustment relevant to registration management
On 16 December 2013, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published the "announcement of adjustments relevant to registration management of cosmetic product" ...
6. Cosmetics: imposing tougher standards for examination criteria of documents of imported cosmetics sales proof
On 16 December 2013, the Department of Drug and Cosmetics Registration, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) generated a “Letter about imposing tougher standards...
7. Cosmetics: Public consultation on a draft catalogue of existing cosmetic ingredients
On 21 January 2014, the drug and cosmetic registration administration of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published a "draft catalogue of existing raw materials for...
8. Cosmetics: Public consultation on adjusted registration and administration of new cosmetic ingredients
On 23 January 2014, the drug and cosmetic registration administration of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) launched public consultation on "adjusted registration and...
9. Cosmetics: Additional nominations to the draft catalogue of existing cosmetic ingredients
On 11 March 2014 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) reissued a draft catalogue of existing cosmetic ingredients and announced that it will accept additional nominations...
10. Food packaging: Publication of new clearances
On 2 December 2013, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published a list of newly authorised substances according to the Food Safety Law and the related...
11. Agrichemicals: seven banned or restricted substances
On 9 December 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) published their decision of taking control measures of either ban or restriction on the use for the following seven substances.
12. Pesticides: Announcement of pesticide product list to be approved (1st batch in 2014)
From 13 to 19 January 2014 the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture published the pesticide product list to be approved. The list includes 117...
13. SDS: GB/T 17519-2013 "guidance on the compilation of safety data sheet for chemical products"
On 31 January 2014, the National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) developed and implemented GB/T17519-2013, "guidance on the compilation of safety data sheet for...
Korea
1. Act on the Registration and Evaluation etc. of Chemical Substance (K-REACH): Help Desk is now open
On 28 January 2014, the Korea Chemicals Management Association (KCMA) opened a help desk for companies who need to comply with K-REACH.
2. Act on the Registration and Evaluation etc. of Chemical Substance (K-REACH): draft subordinate legislation was published
On 18 February 2014, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) published draft subordinate legislation according to K-REACH. It provides details of registration requirements, studies...
Taiwan
1. Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act: announcement of additions and amendment to the Act
On 11 December 2013, the office of the president published the Presidential Office Gazette 7117 and announced additions and amendment to the "Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act".
2. Revised use and amount limit of preservatives in cosmetics
On 31 December 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare published the "table of use and amount limit of preservatives in cosmetics" (revised).
3. Strengthening management of heavy metals (lead and arsenic) as impurities in cosmetics
On 8 January 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare published "maximum residual amount of heavy metals (lead and arsenic) as...
4. Listing of new toxic chemical substances including hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)
On 6 February 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, R.O.C. formally announced a draft revision of the current toxic chemicals regulation.
The Philippines
1. Ban on the use of lead for cosmetics and consumer products
On 23 December 2013, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) published the DENR Administrative Order 2013-24 and the “Chemical Control Order...
Turkey
1. Turkish CLP regulation
On 11 December 2013, the Turkish government published "By-law on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures" (Turkish CLP regulation) in the official gazette...
India
1. Recommendation of import ban on animal tested cosmetics
On 4 December 2013, the Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) recommended to the Health Ministry that Drugs and Cosmetic Act must be revised and import of animal tested...
Vietnam
1. UN GHS implementation of SDS and labelling of substances: 30 March 2014 deadline has passed
The deadline of SDS and labelling according to UN GHS for substances manufactured in or imported to Vietnam has just passed on 30 March 2014. Circular 4 (04/2012/TT-BCT) on...
Israel
1. Notification to WTO for GHS implementation
On 3 December 2013, Israel notified WTO of a draft revision of standard SI, implementing the UN GHS in Israel’s CLP system. The current law, SI 2302 Part1 (2009), requires...
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Korea: Registration under the TCCA
The “Chemicals Control Act (CCA)” will come into force on 1 January 2015 which is the implementation date of K-REACH. The CCA is a revision of the “Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA)” following...
China: Services for Hazardous Chemicals to be imported into China
According to “Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals (Decree 591)” and “Announcement on the inspection and supervisory management for imported and...
China: 24-hour emergency service for GHS labels of chemical substances
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China enforced tighter
China: Dossier preparation services for hazardous chemicals notification
Since 1 August 2012, the revised “Measures for the Administration of Registration of Hazardous Chemicals (State Administration of Work Safety Order No. 53)”....
China: Registration of cosmetics ingredients
In China where cosmetics market is expanding, guidance on notification of new cosmetic raw materials was enforces in 2011.
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Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS) provides (M)SDS authoring services, which meet the requirements of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals...
China: Notification and Local Agent services for revised “Measures for environmental Management of New Chemical Substances”
Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS) provides one-stop shop service from the affirmation of the new Chemical Substances in the Chinese inventory to the Notification/Registration...
Ecotoxicity studies: For GHS classification
“Regulations for the carriage by and storage of dangerous goods on ships” was revised. The criteria of the marine pollutants have been changed. Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS)...
 
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