14 Feb 2019

Taiwan releases Phase II priority substances list Locked

CMR substances must be reported regardless of quantity

Asia, Taiwan
14 Feb 2019

Expert Focus: Japan's 2019 regulatory outlook Locked

Asia, Japan
7 Feb 2019

South Korea releases K-BPR implementation plans Locked

Government will begin collecting biocides toxicity data

Asia, South Korea
1 Feb 2019 Briefing

Expert Focus: Japan’s CSCL amendments Locked

Asia, Japan
14 Feb 2019 Briefing

Expert Focus: Will India’s draft national chemical policy be published in 2019? Locked

Asia, India
1 Feb 2019 Briefing

Expert Focus: Has Beijing’s new draft regulation introduced China-REACH? Locked

Asia, China
31 Jan 2019

South Korea promulgates major Osha amendment Locked

SDSs/CBI public disclosure requirement removed

Asia, South Korea
31 Jan 2019

Taiwan Pec registration delayed until 2020

Change in government means process will begin six months later than expected

Asia, Taiwan
24 Jan 2019

Indonesian draft cosmetics update sees greater alignment with Asean Directive Locked

But proposal maintains significant differences

Asia, Indonesia
17 Jan 2019

China consults on chemical framework overhaul Locked

Proposals similar to US TSCA and Japan’s CSCL

Asia, China
17 Jan 2019

Australia's industrial chemical law delayed another year Locked

Senate debate expected in first half of 2019

Asia, Australia
16 Jan 2019

Taiwan’s revised chemical control act passes into law Locked

Substances of concern now in scope

Asia, Taiwan
10 Jan 2019

South Korean study: BPS, BPF disrupt zebrafish thyroid function

Team report similarities with BPA amid complex picture of gene transcription

Asia, South Korea
10 Jan 2019

US backs industry concern over South Korea’s Osha changes

Disclosure requirements said to 'breach' GHS standards

Asia, North America, South Korea, United States
8 Jan 2019

Chemical regulatory compatibility among US priorities in Japan trade deal Locked

Asia, Japan, North America, United States
21 Dec 2018

Taiwan's parliament passes major toxic chemical act revamp

Revisions approved a year after Cabinet submitted changes

Asia, Taiwan
20 Dec 2018

South Korea amends CCA implementation rules Locked

New procedure for substance survey confidentiality

Asia, South Korea
20 Dec 2018

ACC urges US-Japan trade negotiators to promote regulatory compatibility Locked

Agreement would "set regional precedent" for other deals

Asia, Japan, North America, United States
13 Dec 2018

South Korea may extend electrical and electronic products regulation Locked

Includes additional product types and phthalate restrictions

Asia, South Korea
12 Dec 2018

'Almost all' microbeads phased-out in Australian cosmetics Locked

Announcement follows voluntary deadline set earlier in the year

Asia, Australia
6 Dec 2018

Japan plans FCM positive list for mid-2020 Locked

Workplace safety and hygiene criteria part of changes

Asia, Japan
6 Dec 2018

India publishes extensive draft cosmetics rules Locked

Rules in 71 Articles aimed at simplifying compliance

Asia, India
29 Nov 2018

India draft chemical plan possible early 2019

A REACH-like database will be considered

Asia, India
29 Nov 2018

K-REACH dossier hazardous assessment rules announced Locked

Exemption criteria are revealed

Asia, South Korea
21 Nov 2018

Revision to Thailand’s Hazardous Substance Act expected in 2019

Rules for international supply-chain shipments will be eased

Asia, Thailand
20 Nov 2018

Global study finds mercury in skin-lightening creams Locked

Concentrations exceed Minamata provisions, NGOs say

Africa & Middle East, Asia, Global, North America
19 Nov 2018

China may ban microbeads in cosmetics Locked

Country would follow in footsteps of many others

Asia, China
15 Nov 2018

South Korea releases biocide implementation rules and guidance Locked

Six documents published ahead of 1 January effective date

Asia, South Korea
15 Nov 2018

Thailand updates cosmetics regulations

Changes include permitted preservatives and label warnings

Asia, Thailand
15 Nov 2018

Asean agrees use of MBBT (nano) as UV filter Locked

Following the EU authorising it in June

Asia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam