14 Aug 2019

Philippines bans BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups Locked

Manufacturers given six-month grace period to recall products

Asia Pacific, Philippines
14 Aug 2019

Australia to prioritise national standard to address gaps in chemicals management Locked

Legislation will be brought before parliament 'as soon as possible'

Asia Pacific, Australia
14 Aug 2019

K-REACH relaxation plans continue despite Japanese shipments Locked

Government move aims to help companies find alternative sources of supply

Asia Pacific, Japan, South Korea
14 Aug 2019

China publishes first draft of e-cigarette standard Locked

Country looks to regulate device components and additives

Asia Pacific, China
14 Aug 2019

Taiwan to publish 'chemicals of concern' list by end of the year Locked

And 30 more draft administrative rules expected to support TCSCCA

Asia Pacific, Taiwan
14 Aug 2019

Expert Focus: As Japan notifies the WTO, the sun rises on a new Positive List for plastic food packaging Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
14 Aug 2019

Industry welcomes China MEP Order 7 reforms Locked

But expresses concern over CBI and lack of exemptions

Asia Pacific, China
7 Aug 2019

South Korea to update cosmetic safety rules Locked

Updates broadly in line with EU cosmetics rules

Asia Pacific, South Korea
7 Aug 2019

New Zealand HSNO enforcement report finds ‘confusion’ over agency roles Locked

EPA to work on improving compliance with hazardous substance rules

Asia Pacific, New Zealand
6 Aug 2019

China issues draft guidelines for hazardous chemical inspections Locked

Guidance aimed at local authorities assessing facilities and parks

Asia Pacific, China
31 Jul 2019

Australia answers common questions on new regulatory scheme Locked

New registration fees also announced

Asia Pacific, Australia
31 Jul 2019

Australia questions EU’s proposed titanium dioxide and cobalt classifications Locked

Carcinogen designation would 'create unjustified obstacles to trade'

Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, Japan
31 Jul 2019

South Korea designates 128 substances as hazardous for use in children's products Locked

Risk assessments to assess toxicity or carcinogenicity

Asia Pacific, South Korea
30 Jul 2019

Japan-South Korea trade dispute could force relaxation in K-REACH rules Locked

Government pursuing several measures to help domestic industry

Asia Pacific, Japan, South Korea
30 Jul 2019

Ipen criticises Japan and Australia over POPs assessments Locked

Risk assessments flawed, says NGO

Asia Pacific, Australia, Japan
25 Jul 2019

Philippines calls on EU to indefinitely defer titanium dioxide proposal Locked

Statement to WTO warns of serious implications for international trade

Asia Pacific, Europe, Philippines
25 Jul 2019

Indian team identifies hundreds of potential EDCs from literature Locked

Researchers develop online EDC tool called DEDuCT

Asia Pacific, India
17 Jul 2019

Thailand publishes first draft proposal of new chemical law Locked

Introduces risk-based regulation and new classification system

Asia Pacific, Thailand
17 Jul 2019

South Korea expands VOC controls and tightens limits in paint Locked

Maximum limits set and substances added to scope

Asia Pacific, South Korea
17 Jul 2019

PFASs 'poorly controlled' in Sri Lanka, Ipen finds Locked

Fire-fighting foams are the main concern

Asia Pacific, Sri Lanka
17 Jul 2019

South Korea's cosmetic reform bill has not stopped animal testing, says NGO Locked

Exemptions 'undermine' mandate to use accepted alternative methods

Asia Pacific, South Korea
17 Jul 2019

Taiwan updates mercury restrictions Locked

Asia Pacific, Taiwan
16 Jul 2019

South Korea proposes formaldehyde, methanol standards for hygiene products Locked

Asia Pacific, South Korea
11 Jul 2019

China consults on ‘dramatic’ revisions to MEP Order 7 Locked

Proposals affect low-volume new substance registration

Asia Pacific, China
11 Jul 2019

China launches stricter VOC management plan Locked

New standards and regulatory crackdown to affect key industries

Asia Pacific, China
11 Jul 2019

Japan to start mercury monitoring project in Asia Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
9 Jul 2019

IPE calls on chemical giants to improve supply chain safety in China Locked

ACC's Responsible Care programme 'not enough to ensure safety'

Asia Pacific, China, Global
5 Jul 2019

India’s food safety body to head expert committee on plastics in FCMs Locked

No standards in place addressing specific chemicals

Asia Pacific, India
4 Jul 2019

Australian carpet company calls for ban on nylon and PET carpets Locked

Concerns over toxic substances used as flame retardants and stain repellents

Asia Pacific, Australia
4 Jul 2019

Human skin absorbs less BPS than BPA, study suggests Locked

BPS gives lower internal dose from thermal receipts

Asia Pacific, China, Europe, Sweden