20 Jun 2019

Unep-led programme to fund chemicals management in island countries Locked

ISLANDS project to provide $450m for 27 countries in Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean

Asia Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean
20 Jun 2019

ToxCast data valuable for AOP validation, study suggests Locked

US and South Korean scientists develop inhalation AOP

Asia Pacific, North America, South Korea, United States
20 Jun 2019

China’s Shandong province consults on chemical management measures Locked

Local government to conduct inspections from July to October

Asia Pacific, China
18 Jun 2019

China's Jiangsu province publishes safety management plan Locked

Thousands of factories could be closed by 2021

Asia Pacific, China
18 Jun 2019

Japanese companies transferring registrations to EU27 ORs ahead of Brexit Locked

No ‘critical difficulties’ expected but some disruption may arise

Asia Pacific, Japan
17 Jun 2019

P&G examines K-REACH challenges before pre-registration deadline Locked

Asia Pacific, South Korea
13 Jun 2019

Asean finds six non-compliant cosmetic products on sale Locked

Asia Pacific, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
13 Jun 2019

South Korea adds pre-notification instructions just before deadline Locked

Further details for UVCBs and substances lacking supplier information

Asia Pacific, South Korea
13 Jun 2019

Taiwan promulgates new rules on cosmetic package labelling Locked

Asia Pacific, Taiwan
13 Jun 2019

Sri Lanka draft chemical management law expected by September Locked

Main focus includes imported chemicals inspection and labelling

Asia Pacific, Sri Lanka
13 Jun 2019

Apec recommends regional GHS convergence measures Locked

Suggests adopting GHS 7th revision by 2021

Asia Pacific, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Latin America & Caribbean, Malaysia, Mexico, Multinational bodies, New Zealand, North America, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Russia & CIS, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
12 Jun 2019

Swedish chemicals agency works on Asia support proposal Locked

Funding ended last year for Kemi's previous development programme

Asia Pacific, Vietnam
12 Jun 2019

Japan aligns standards with sixth GHS revision Locked

Companies have three years to comply

Asia Pacific, Japan
6 Jun 2019

Australia to consult on adopting GHS 7 Locked

Update would help align with 'key trading partners'

Asia Pacific, Australia
6 Jun 2019

China consults on measures to waive animal testing for imported cosmetics Locked

New regulation could be published this year

Asia Pacific, China
5 Jun 2019

China puts draft FCM adhesives standard out for comment Locked

Comment period open until 20 July

Asia Pacific, China
5 Jun 2019

Japan consults on framework to review PRTR law Locked

Proposals see shift in approach to assessing chemical exposure

Asia Pacific, Japan
4 Jun 2019

South Korea announces biocide approvals criteria Locked

Full list of designated substances and product types available by end of year

Asia Pacific, South Korea
30 May 2019

China seeks risk assessment data for 24 substances Locked

Most substances are SVHCs in Europe

Asia Pacific, China
30 May 2019

Researchers pinpoint Chinese CFC-11 emissions to Shandong and Hebei Locked

Combining atmospheric data with models

Asia Pacific, China
29 May 2019

Thailand restricts nanoparticles use in cosmetics UV filters Locked

New labelling requirements are in place

Asia Pacific, Thailand
22 May 2019

South Korea’s MoE dismisses K-REACH pre-notification concerns Locked

Industry claims meeting 30 June deadline will be 'difficult'

Asia Pacific, South Korea
22 May 2019

Australia issues final report on decaBDE Locked

Proposes ‘managing’ its use and import

Asia Pacific, Australia
22 May 2019

Thailand recommended for OECD's data assurance scheme Locked

The recommendation will be considered at a meeting in June

Asia Pacific, Thailand
22 May 2019

China issues RoHS2 conformity assessment rules Locked

Compliance options include self-declaration or third-party certification

Asia Pacific, China
22 May 2019

China seeks proposals to revise cosmetic safety regulations Locked

The focus is on the significance and necessity of the revisions

Asia Pacific, China
17 May 2019

Comment: China, India key to achieving global sound chemicals management

For biggest potential gains we should look to national governments and multinationals, rather than the UN

Asia Pacific, China, India, Multinational bodies
16 May 2019

South Korea considering delay to extended RoHS following industry concerns Locked

Enforcement postponed until at least 2020

Asia Pacific, South Korea
16 May 2019

Chinese researchers use ToxCast data to identify chemicals in particles Locked

100 ToxCast chemicals from 12 substance categories found

Asia Pacific, China, North America, United States
9 May 2019

South Korea publishes Osha amendment draft implementation rules Locked

Rules trigger industry concerns

Asia Pacific, South Korea