Taiwan, RoHS

On July 30, 2013, the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Standards Inspection Bureau released CNS 15663 “Guidance to reduction of the restricted chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, which …

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 …

Taiwan, Chemical Substance

Toxics Regulation There are two main pillars of chemical management in Taiwan: environmental regulations and occupational health and safety regulations. The former related law is Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances …

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 …

China RoHS 2

Background As China’s electrical and electronics industry developed, deficiencies in the systems for China’s RoHS 1 emerged, and revision of RoHS 1 became an urgent need. It was also necessary …

China, New Chemical Substances

The management of new chemical substances in China Background In China, new chemical substances are managed in a system where “companies apply and register chemical substances for themselves”, based on …

China VOCs, The Countermeasure Strategy

The Countermeasure Strategy against VOCs   Background In China, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are defined as organic chemicals that have a vapor pressure of 0.01 kPa or more at room …

Chemical Substances Regulation and Management in China

Chemical Substances Regulation and Management  (This page) The Countermeasure Strategy against VOCs Regulations on VOC content in products such as paints and inks RoHS2 New chemical substances   1. Management …

Draft Chemical Act in Thailand

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has been working on drafting “Chemicals Act B.E.XXXX”. Currently, chemical management is regulated by Hazardous Substance Act B.E. 2535 (1992). …

Existing Chemicals Inventory in Thailand

On 9 July 2020, Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Ministry of Industry, Thailand announced “Notification of the Department of Industrial Works: Existing Chemicals Inventory in Thailand No. 1 B.E. 2563 …

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 …

Chemicals in Vietnam

Chemicals in Vietnam (This page) Law on Chemicals and implementing rules thereof Today Vietnamese chemical industry continues to grow with the flourish of the country’s manufacturing industry because manufacturing processes …

Chemical Management in India

The chemical industry in India covers a wide range of chemicals, petrochemicals, agrochemicals, specialty chemicals, dyes, biopharmaceuticals and bio-industrial products. Significant growth opportunities are expected in the specialty chemicals, polymers …

Chemical management in Thailand

Chemical management  (This Page) Existing Chemicals Inventory Draft Chemical Act   Basic law to regulate chemical management in Thailand is Hazardous Substance Act B.E. 2535 (1992). The act regulates manufacture, …

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” …

Thailand bans chlorpyrifos and paraquat

On May 19, 2020, the Thai Ministry of Industry announced “Notification of Ministry of Industry: List of Hazardous Substances (No.6) B.E. 2563 (2020) in the Royal Gazette. In this revision …

Amendment to Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Designation Order in Japan

New substances were added to each category, 2 to the “Poisonous Substances” category and 14 to the “Deleterious Substances” category

In Japan, a decree partially amending the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Designation Order was promulgated in the Official Gazette on June 24, 2020, and came into force on July 1, …

Vietnam issues new decree on transporting dangerous goods

2921 items listed as dangerous good, including Li-ion batteries

In Vietnam, on April 8, 2020, Governmental Decree No. 42/2020/ND-CP on Transportation of Dangerous Goods on Roads and Inland Waterways was enacted. This decree replaced “Governmental Decree No. 104/2009/ND-CP on …

Additional nomination to NCI in Vietnam

Deadline set on May 30, 2020

On April 6, 2020, Vietnam Chemical Agency(VINACHEMIA) of Ministry of Industry and Trade(MOIT) published Official Document No. 288/HC-ATHC for enterprises engaged in chemical-related activities, and called an additional nomination for …

Vietnam partially amends ODS management

HFC management rules newly added

On March 16, 2020, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) published “Circular No. 05/2020/TT-BCT on amendment and supplement of some articles of ‘Joint Circular No. 47/2011/TTTL-BCT-BTNMT on the …