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Taiwan Launches Single Window System For Chemical Substances Registration

by Shanice Chia On September 29, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Executive Yuan launched a single window system for new and existing chemicals...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

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Taiwan Revises Guidelines on the Handling of Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances

by Shanice Chia  Since September 26, 2017, the revised Guidelines on Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances and the Management of Their Handling was gazetted and became effective.  The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA),...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

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Taiwan Drafts Amendment on Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations 

by Shanice Chia   On October 12, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Executive Yuan commenced a public comment period for the draft amendment of the Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations. The...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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ECHA Launches New Brexit Guidance Section

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently launched a section on their website offering information and advice on what will happen to the regulatory obligations...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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Proposed Amendments To Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations

Last week, Health Canada – the government department responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) – published proposed amendments to...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

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Health Canada Publishes Proposed Amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR)  

by Alexis Sumner   As we reported on in May, Health Canada delayed GHS implementation for manufacturers and importers until June 1, 2018.  This delay was “intended to provide additional time for...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

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UK Chemicals Industry Needs To ‘Speak Up For A Better Brexit’

The UK chemicals industry has been urged to unite and make its voice heard in order to ensure the best possible chemical regulatory framework for...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

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California Passes Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017

by Chelsea Lane On October 15, 2017 California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 258, also known as the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

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Determining Your Responsibilities and Obligations Under the TSCA Inventory Reset

Under the final rule published on August 11, 2017 by the US EPA, chemical companies doing business in the United States are categorized as a...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

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Taiwan MOL Drafts Amendment on Standards of Permissible Exposure Limits of Airborne Hazardous Substances in the Workplace

by Shanice Chia On September 25, 2017, the Taiwan Ministry of Labor (MOL) published a notice on the draft amendment on Standards of Permissible Exposure...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

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Taiwan Drafts Amendment on Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration

by Shanice Chia On September 14, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Executive Yuan published a notice on the draft amendment on the Regulation...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

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New Zealand EPA Releases New Notices on Hazard Classification, Labelling and SDS

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) released eight new notices on hazardous chemicals in September 2017, including the following three...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

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Labelling Requirements Set For Commonly Used Preservative

A preservative commonly used in paints, adhesives and a wide range of other household applications looks set to be subject to new labelling requirements following...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

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China Releases Amended Data Requirements for New Chemical Notifications

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On August 31, 2017, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published Announcement No. 42 of 2017: Regarding Amendment to the...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

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Costa Rica Adopts Executive Decree Implementing GHS

by Susana Planas MunGavin Executive Decree No. 40457-S was formally adopted on April 20, 2017.  It was published in the Official Gazette No. 123 Issue...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

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Taiwan Drafts List of 122 Priority Existing Chemicals for Standard Registration

By: Shanice Chia On June 9, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Executive Yuan shared information on the drafted list of 122 priority existing...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

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Regular Bleach Use Linked To Fatal Lung Disease

Regular use of bleach and other common household disinfectants has been linked to a higher risk of developing fatal lung disease, according to research carried...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

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ECHA Launch Public Consultation On 9 New SVHCs

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently launched a public consultation on proposals to identify nine new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). If the...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Publishes Phthalates Testing Exemptions for Certain Plastics

By Jennifer Haggerty On August 30, 2017, a Final Rule regarding phthalate testing exemptions for certain plastics was published in the Federal Register. The Consumer...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

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EPA Refuses To Ban Chlorpyrifos Despite Public Concerns

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is not yet ready to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops, despite...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

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Taiwan Reinforces Inspection Requirement for Chemicals Import

By: Shanice Chia As of August 15, 2017, the Taiwan Toxic and Chemical Substances Bureau is responsible for the inspection of chemicals imported under import...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

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European Commission Adds 25 CMRs To REACH Annex XVII

If you supply chemical products to the European market, you should be aware that last week the European Commission made significant amendments to the Appendices...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

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Brazil Delays Transport Deadline

By Steve Schulte, CHMM, CPP On December 14, 2016, ANTT approved Resolution 5232 adopting the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods 19th...

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Posted on: September 4, 2017

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Taiwan Updates Exemption Requirement for New Chemical Substances Registration

By: Shanice Chia On August 18, 2017, the Taiwan Ministry of Labor published a notice on the exemption requirement for new chemical substances registration. It...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

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