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Taiwan’s Draft Amendment on Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations

Posted on: July 15, 2014

By Weisin Chai

On May 19, 2014, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration held a public hearing discussing the draft amendment on Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets Regulations.

To align with the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), the name of “Material Safety Data Sheet” will be changed to “Safety Data Sheet”. The name of the regulations will be amended from “Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations” to “Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Safety Data Sheets Regulations”. The amendment is made in accordance to Article 17 of the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act.

According to the draft revision, amendments shall be made to Article 3, Article 9 and Articles 11 to 18. Since the Chinese National Standards (CNS) 15030 on Classification and Labeling of Chemicals has specified the labelling requirements, Appendix 1 of the current Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets Regulations will be eliminated. This leads to the changes for references in the text from “Appendix 1” to “Chinese National Standards (CNS) 15030 on Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.”

All Articles except Article 3, Article 9 and Articles 11 to 17, shall be effective immediately after the announcement. Article 3, Article 9 and Articles 11 to 17 will not be enforced until December 11, 2014.

References:

Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act
Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets Regulations
Draft Amendment on Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations
Other subsequent regulations under Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act
Chinese National Standards (CNS) 15030 on Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
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