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 …

Waste Management and Recycle in Taiwan

Basic law The main waste management regulations in Taiwan are the Waste Disposal Act which was enacted in 1974 and the Resource Recycling Act which was enacted in 2002. Waste …

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 WEEE

China, Regulations on Waste Electrical and Electronic Products On February 25, 2009, the State Council of China issued the Regulation on the Management of Collection and Disposal of Waste Electrical …

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 …

Energy Conservation in China

1.Current state of energy conservation in China Energy saving is a basic national policy of China. China is implementing an energy development policy that balances “savings” and “development” and prioritizes …

Waste management in China

Waste management (This page) WEEE   1. Current status of China solid waste pollution and countermeasures In China, solid waste is divided into five classes: “industrial solid waste”, “household waste”, …

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 …

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 …

Energy Efficiency for Products in India

In India, the Standards & Labeling Program (a five-star rating), an energy-efficiency labeling system for household electrical products, has been launched since May 2006, and products subject to both the …

E-waste Management in India

The Government of India promulgated the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, based on the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR). However, the collection of e-waste has not progressed as …

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 …

WEEE Management Regulations in Vietnam

In Vietnam, WEEE-related regulations have been actively discussed since the late 2000s, and in 2011, the draft was prepared and submitted to the Prime Minister by the Directorate General of …

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 …

Energy Conservation in India

Energy Conservation (This page) Energy Efficiency for Products   Since the 1990s, India has stepped up its efforts to conserve energy. In 2001, the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 was enacted, …

Waste management in India

Waste management (This page) E-waste Management   With urbanization, industrialization and a 7% economic growth rate, India is experiencing a rapid increase in the amount of waste produced, which is …

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 …

Waste management in Vietnam

Waste managemen (This page) WEEE Management Regulations   The amount of waste generation in Vietnam is projected to continue to increase in the future with population growth and economic development. …