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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

India undertakes incentives for mitigating air pollution

On November 22, 2019, India’s Press Information Bureau reported that central government has undertaken various regulatory measures for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution. For instance, Action Plans for …