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
9 Nov 2018 Briefing

Vietnam moves towards an inventory Locked

Will Vietnam’s new ‘chemical list’ significantly shape chemical management there?

Asia, Vietnam
9 Nov 2018 Briefing

‘Eurasia REACH’ – what do we know today? Locked

The Eurasian Economic Union is poised to enact its own version of REACH, but much of the detail remains unclear

Asia, Belarus, Europe, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Russia and CIS
7 Nov 2018

Binding arbitration sets Samsung worker ill-health compensation Locked

Report requests public apology and health and safety improvement fund

Asia, South Korea
7 Nov 2018

South Korea's Osha SDS submission rules approaching legislature

Industry may not welcome information in scope

Asia, South Korea
6 Nov 2018

Understanding GHS in Australia Locked

Asia, Australia
5 Nov 2018

China arrests three suspects over illegal CFC-11 use Locked

An increase in enforcement is expected

Asia, China
1 Nov 2018

OECD wants closer ties with China on chemical safety Locked

Main aim is to bring country into mutual acceptance of data programme

Asia, China
1 Nov 2018

Palau to ban ten sun cream ingredients by 2020

Law follows Hawaii's ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate sunscreen

Asia, Rest of Asia
31 Oct 2018

Safe Work Australia updates hazard classification guide Locked

More detail on fine dusts and nanomaterials

Asia, Australia
25 Oct 2018

Malaysia to streamline chemical regulations Locked

Osha currently under review by Attorney General Chamber

Asia, Malaysia
18 Oct 2018

Draft rules on CBI naming and exemptions under K-REACH released Locked

First batch of detailed implementation rules

Asia, South Korea
18 Oct 2018

Australia adds EU BPR rules to accepted international risk assessments

Additional criteria must also be met

Asia, Australia
18 Oct 2018

Taiwan bill underway to improve chemical regulations Locked

Package of revisions includes national substance control body

Asia, Taiwan
10 Oct 2018

China to fully align with fourth edition of UN GHS Locked

Standard aimed at foreign and domestic companies

Asia, China
10 Oct 2018 Briefing

Taiwan plans regulatory integration Locked

Moves are afoot to increase the integration of regulation in one of Asia’s major chemical markets in the coming year

Asia, Taiwan
8 Oct 2018

China plans new FCM standards for ink and adhesives

Details emerged at AsiaHub Summit in Brussels

Asia, China
8 Oct 2018

Australia consults on information requirements and masking names

The reforms are part of the Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme

Asia, Australia
4 Oct 2018

Vietnam issues civil penalties for unsafe FCMs Locked

Fines signal intent to tighten enforcement

Asia, Vietnam