AsiaHub Summit 2017

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The AsiaHub Summit is a unique event that brings Asia to Europe, offering up-to-the minute information on chemicals regulations throughout Asia.

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Day One of the Summit focuses on developments in China. This includes three speakers from the Chinese Government who will be available for questions throughout the day. These speakers represent the departments of Chinese Solid Waste and the Chemical Management Center; the State Administration of Work Safety; and the National Health and Family Planning Commission. These Government speakers are joined by representatives from the China National Chemical Information Center together with a representative from Steptoe & Johnson in Beijing.

Day Two focuses on latest developments in the rest of Asia. This includes Taiwan, where there are currently major changes to TCSCA in the pipeline; South Korea, where there are both recently proposed amendments to K-REACH together with draft new regulation for Biocidal products; Thailand, where the registration process has recently been updated; and Vietnam, where there have been recent updates on the status of the Vietnamese chemical inventory. In addition, there will be timely updates from Singapore, Japan and Malaysia.

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Date: 18-19 September 2017

Brussels, Belgium

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  • Sarah Thompson, Editorial Content Manager, Asia Hub
  • Liu Xiaojian, Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center, MEP-SCC
  • Yu Chunying, Pesticides Registration Team Manager CNCIC
  • Lisa Zhong, Product Registration and Compliance Department, CNCIC
  • Wu Hongwei, National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC)
  • Li YuncaiDirector of the Department of Identification and Classification of Chemicals Hazards, NRCC-SAWS
  • Adriana Jalba, Director, Chemicals, Cambre Associates
  • Hitoshi Nanimoto, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), Japan
  • Eric Zhu, APAC Regulatory Supervisor, Intertek 
  • Wu Hongwei, National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC)
  • Gunnar Kahl, Managing Director, Dr Knoell Consult Thai Company Ltd
  • Junho Lee, Senior Consultant, Product Stewardship, ReachCentrum Asia/ERM
  • Oliver Weiss, Researcher, Environmental Safety Group, KIST Europe
  • Nhat Nguyen, Senior Regulatory Consultant, 3E
  • Michael Cleuvers, Managing Director, Knoell GMBH
  • Rizal Azizi Ghazali, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Malaysia
  • Willi Muenninghoff, Senior Project Manager, ReachCentrum
  • Pavel Glukhov, Senior Consultant, EPPA
  • Nick Zovko, Regulatory Policy Manager, Chemistry Australia

Day One - Focus on China Regulations / Meet the Chinese Regulators

09:00 Registration

09:30 Introduction

Chair: Sarah Thompson
Editorial Content Manager, Asia Hub

09:45 Chemicals Regulations Updates In China

  • Updates of new chemicals and existing chemicals management regulation in China;
  • Special requirements of new chemical substance notification

Liu Xiaojian
Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center, MEP-SCC

10:15 China pesticide management regulations and registration management methods introduction

  • Brief for new pesticide management regulations
  • Details for registration management methods
  • Introduction for pesticide registration document requirement

Yu Chunying
Pesticides Registration Team Manager CNCIC

10:45 Q&A

11:00  Refreshments

11:30 The law/ regulatory basis for the chemical hazard identification, classification and registration in China

  • Scope of chemical hazard identification classification and registration
  • Ideology of implementing chemical hazard identification classification and registration
  • Strategy for enterprises
  • Safety risk assessment of fine chemical reactions
  • Introduction of NRCC

Li Yuncai
Director of the Department of Identification and Classification of Chemicals Hazards, NRCC-SAWS

12:05 Q&A

12:25 New variety of food related substances: Guideline of Application in China

Main contents:

  • Introduction of Chinese food-related products notification requirements of new varieties
  • Interpretation of detailed contents including:
    • physical and chemical properties
    • technical function, use and use conditions
    • production process, quality specifications, test methods and test reports
    • toxicological safety data  
    • migration and/or residue level
    • estimating dietary exposure and risk assessment methods etc

Wu Hongwei
National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC)

12:55 Q&A

13:15 Lunch

14:15 China National Standard (draft) on substance restrictions in consumer products

  • Background on development of National Standard Safety requirements for hazardous chemicals in consumer products
  • Structure of the standard and restriction requirements
  • Moving forward: impacts to industry and things to consider
People - Eric-Zhu

Eric Zhu
APAC Regulatory Supervisor, Intertek

14:45 Case Studies on New Chemicals Registration in China

  • New Chemicals Registration Requirements in China
  • Case Study on Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Case Study on Chemical General Notification

Lisa Zhong
Product Registration and Compliance Department, CNCIC

15:15 Q&A

15:30 Refreshments

16:00 Data Sharing: let's go global!

  • Global Data Sharing – overview
  • Data Requirements
  • Data Brokerage Platform
  • Data Sharing after registration
  • Letter of Access
  • Benefits of sharing data
People - Willi-Muenninghoff

Willi Muenninghoff
Senior Project Manager, ReachCentrum

16:30 Q&A

16:45 Close of Day One

16:45-17:45 Cocktail reception

Day Two - Focus on Regulations in the rest of Asia

08:30 Registration

09:00 Introduction

Chair: Adriana Jalba
Director, Chemicals, Cambre Associates

09:15 Outline of Chemical Management in Japan

  • System of CSCL
  • Brief history
  • New chemical notification and new rule of bioaccumulation assessment
    Annual reporting and progress of risk assessment (for Priority Assessment Chemicals)
  • Amendment of CSCL (in June 2017)
  • System of ISHL and its requirements
  • GHS implementation

Hitoshi Nanimoto
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), Japan

09:45 Thailand - new regulatory development

  • The current registration process
  • Thai Chemical Inventory
  • List 5.6 notification
  • CBI submission
  • GHS Status

Gunnar Kahl
Managing Director, Dr Knoell Consult Thai Company Ltd

10:15 Q&A

10:30 Refreshments

11:00 K-REACH updates

  • Implementations of K-REACH so-far
  • Joint registration
  • The Amendment

Junho Lee
Senior Consultant, Product Stewardship, ReachCentrum Asia/ERM

11:30 Overview of Act on Safety Management of Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides (K-BPR)

Oliver Weiss
Researcher, Environmental Safety Group, KIST Europe

12:00 Malaysia: overview on current chemical legislation and management

  • Background
  • Chemical control legislation
  • Current update for hazardous

Rizal Azizi Ghazali
Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Malaysia

12:30 Q&A

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Chemical Safety Management in Eurasian Economic Union

Pavel Glukhov
Senior Consultant, EPPA

14:15 Overview and updates on chemical management in Vietnam

  • Overview of chemical management and chemical products including cosmetics, food contact, pesticides and insecticides
  • Updates on the recently issued Decree 43/2017/ND-CP (April 2017) on labelling of goods (affecting a variety of products in Vietnam)
  • Updates on the status of the Vietnamese chemical inventory

Nhat Nguyen
Senior Regulatory Consultant, 3E

14:45 Q&A

15:00 Refreshments

15:30 A round-up of other regulatory updates in Asia

  • Republic Act 6969 (Toxic Substances and Hazardous
    and Nuclear Waste Control Act) in the Philippines
  • New substance notification via PMPIN
    Regulation No. 74/2001 regarding Hazardous & Toxic Material in Indonesia
  • Registration and/or notification requirements
  • Development of a chemicals management regulation
    in Cambodia
  • Law for the Prevention of Hazard from Chemical
    and Related Substances in Myanmar

Michael Cleuvers
Managing Director, Knoell GMBH

16:00 Update from Australia and New Zealand

Both the Australian and New Zealand regulatory framework has both pre-market and post-market conditions that apply on chemicals. Regulatory systems are relatively mature and are evolving to improve its effectiveness. Reforms are being progressed to improve the regulatory landscape. The reforms are expected to deliver new changes in commercial activities with chemical importer/manufacturer obligations, and the management of chemicals under Workplace and Consumer legislation, such as classification, MSDS, and labeling. The presentation will cover:

  • The new reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)
  • Proposed changes of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms rules (HSNO) and the new Work health and Safety Laws

Nick Zovko
Regulatory Policy Manager, Chemistry Australia

16:30 Q&A

16:45 Close of Summit


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