Laos regulates PCB contaminated transformers and wastes

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR established “Decision on the On the Management and Monitoring, Treatment, Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Transformer No. 5925/MONRE” on …

Laos announces a procedure for chemical registration

For implementation of the Chemical Law established in 2016

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR established the “Decision on the Registration of chemical agents, importation, exportation, and transit No. 1204/ MOIC.DIH” on 24 December 2020. The Decision …

Thailand announces requirements for DG transport documents

To improve standards in line with ASEAN international framework

The Department of Land Transport, Ministry of Transport, Thailand announced “Notification of the Department of Land Transport regarding Transportation Documents for Hazardous Substance Transporting Vehicles B.E. 2563 (2020)” in the …

China Released 3 Technical Guidelines on Chemical Substances

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment released the following 3 technical guidelines on December 23, 2020. Technical Guidelines for Environmental and Health Hazard Assessment of Chemical Substances (Trial) Technical Guidelines …

China issues law to protect Yangtze River

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress on December 26, 2020 approved the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of the Yangtze River (the “Law”) …

Vietnam tightens solid waste management

On December 1, 2020, “Directive 41/CT-TTg regarding urgent measures to strengthen the management of solid waste” was enacted in Vietnam. This directive is intended to address problems in solid waste …

Thailand develops Factory Energy Code

FEC legislation will be enforced by 2030

On December 2, the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Ministry of Industry of Thailand, organized a seminar to update the progress of the project regarding the promotion of energy efficiency …

China publishes National Hazardous Waste List 2021

On November 25, 2020, five Chinese government agencies and departments, including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, jointly published the National Hazardous Waste List 2021. This revised list takes effect …

Thailand announces a new building energy code

Ministry of Energy, Thailand announced “Ministerial Regulation Prescribing Type or Size of Building and Standard, Criteria and Procedure in Designing Building for Energy Conservation B.E. 2563 (2020)” in the Royal …