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 …

Gas explosion in Thailand raises concerns about safety

PM ordered an investigation while PTT confirmed full compensation for local communities

Natural gas pipeline owned by PTT Public Company Limited, the energy state enterprise of Thailand, has exploded in the Bang Bo District, Samut Prakan province on 22 October 2020. Three …

China notified WTO a National Standard of the P.R.C.

The “Specification for the Limitation of Harmful Substances Found in Watch Casings Contacting Directly with Skin”

  On September 23, 2020, State Administration for Market Regulation of China submitted a notification, the proposed compulsory “National Standard of P.R.C., Specification for the Limitation of Harmful Substances Found …

Vietnam reopens nomination to National Chemical Inventory

Deadline is set on April 15, 2021

On October 16, 2020, the Vietnam Chemical Agency (Vinachemia) of Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) promulgated an official document No. 897/HC-ATHC to announce the reopen of substance nomination to …

India publishes comprehensive OSH Code

On September 29, 2020, the government of India published ‘Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020’. The implementation date of the code will be set forth in a separate …

Thailand launched a research project for WEEE management

Electrical and Electronics Institute (EEI) ally with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), governmental and private sectors, and institution to launch the project “simulation of waste electrical and electronic …

Thailand banned import of E-waste

On 14 September 2020, the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand announced “Notification of Ministry of Commerce: Designation of electric and electronic wastes as goods prohibited from import to the Kingdom of …

Thailand amended rules for factory operation in industrial estates

to strengthern enforcement of environmental requirements

On 1 September 2020, the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) announced “Regulations of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand: Governing Rules, Procedures and Conditions …

Seminar on amendment of Law on Chemicals in Vietnam

7 major points discussed, including NCI and chemicals in products (CiP)

On September 17, 2020, at the Movenpick Hanoi Hotel, the Vietnam Chemical Agency (Vinachemia) of Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the U.S. Export Control and Related Border …

Thailand published Standard of CSR for industry

Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Ministry of Industry, Thailand announced “Notification of Department of Industrial Works (B.E. 2563 (2020)): Standard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR-DIW)” dated on 2 June 2020. …

Vietnam to strengthen plastic waste management

Prime Minister enacts direction specializing for reuse, recycle, treatment and reduction of plastic waste

On August 20th, 2020, Vietnam legislated the “Directive 33/CT-TTg on strengthening reuse, recycle, treatment and reduction of plastic waste”, setting the policy for promulgating various new regulations or amending existing …

China consumer electronics market report for the first half of 2020

Overview on the consumer electronics market and the sales status

In July 2020, the China Electronics and Information Industry Development Research Institute released “China Consumer Electronics Market Report for the first half of 2020”. The report provides analysis and reporting on the …

Thailand drafted industrial standard to implement RoHS2

Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) opened a draft industrial standard “TIS 2368–25XX Electrical And Electronic Equipment That May Contain Hazadous Substances : Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Hazardous Substances” …

Vietnam sets goals and tasks against climate change

Implementation schedule to climate change adaptation for 2021-2030 defined

On July 20, 2020, the Prime Minister Decision “No. 1055/QD-TTg on the national plan for climate change adaptation for the period of 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050” were enacted, …

Thailand PCD’s 3-Years Action Plan (part 1)

In Thailand, Royal Decree on Good Governance and Administrative Procedures (No. 2) B.E. 2562, required all government agencies to prepare its own action plan. By establishing a five-year plan which …