China

5 Jan 2017

Chinese industry body launches cobalt sourcing programme Locked

Companies urged to align supply chain policies with OECD and China's due diligence guidance

​China​
24 Nov 2016

Chinese food packaging standards herald 'new era'

Government publishes raft of 53 standards

​China​
15 Nov 2016 Briefing

NGO platform: China – the pathway to safety Locked

​China​
2 Nov 2016

China MEP lowers data requirements in new substance guidance Locked

Version released for limited consultation

​China​
20 Oct 2016

China releases environmental child exposure models

Results highlight key differences compared with children elsewhere

​China​
29 Sep 2016

China MEP open to industry input but progress still slow Locked

Authorities fear 'companies abusing the loopholes'

​China​
29 Sep 2016

China drafts new chemicals safety law Locked

Expected to cover new and existing hazardous chemicals

​China​
22 Sep 2016

Greenpeace calls for better recognition of chemical risks in China

Recommendations made for greater transparency

​China​
1 Sep 2016

Bisphenol AF linked to impaired reproductive function Locked

​Global​
31 Aug 2016

China consults on alternative test method for cosmetics Locked

Use of OECD-accepted TER method proposed

​China​
22 Aug 2016

China completes draft guidance on risk assessing existing substances Locked

National plan requires priority chemicals list by 2017

​China​
28 Jul 2016

AICM points out barriers to Responsible Care in China

Foreign chemical firms' body says regulations not effectively enforced

​China​
18 Jul 2016

China removes need for hazchem registration certificates Locked

Order 22 and priority hazchems catalogue revoked

​China​
23 Jun 2016

China to revise Decree 591 this year Locked

Overarching chemical regulation to be updated to meet 'requirements of today's world'

​China​
16 Jun 2016

Chinese team identifies new disinfection byproducts in tap water

Cyclic chemical structure could bring toxicity

​China​
19 May 2016

China publishes question and answer document on RoHS2 Locked

But compliance management catalogue still not published

​China​
28 Apr 2016

China’s cosmetics reforms shift duties away from authorities Locked

Proposed model similar to EU's, but will retain special use distinctions

​China​
22 Apr 2016 Briefing

Global PFCA emissions are 'cause for concern' Locked

​Europe​,​North America​,​India​,​United States​,​Poland​,​Russia and CIS​,​China​,​Global​
21 Apr 2016

OECD, NGO concerned with rise in PFCA emissions Locked

Increased production in emerging economies has more than offset reductions

​India​,​China​
24 Mar 2016

China releases work plan to improve chemical handling safety

Provincial departments to play key part

​China​
17 Mar 2016

Regulation must better promote innovation, say green chemistry experts Locked

Industry 'fighting' chemical policies hampers R&D efforts

​Global​
17 Mar 2016

China adds 31 substances to existing chemicals inventory Locked

First update since 2013

​China​
16 Mar 2016 Briefing

Guest column – ICTA interim director general Locked

​Global​
11 Mar 2016

China MEP submits revised new substance guidance to WTO

Final version delayed until end of the year

​China​
3 Mar 2016

Regular notifications in China to move online from April Locked

SAWS-approved lab list also expected this year

​China​
17 Feb 2016

China approves final standard on GHS codes and hazard statements

Comes into effect 1 January 2017

​China​
4 Feb 2016

PFAS found at high levels in consumer products and FCMs

German and Chinese studies find perfluorinated substances, warn of high exposures

​Europe​,​China​
4 Feb 2016

China RoHS2 expands range of products in scope Locked

Most immediate impact will be labelling requirements

​China​
3 Feb 2016

China’s State Council proposes tracking system for hazchems Locked

Framework should be developed by 2020

​China​
25 Jan 2016

China publishes final RoHS2 regulation Locked

Law comes into force on 1 July

​China​