Safe Work Australia delays transition to GHS 7 by six months Locked

But industry can start using revised version from July

Asia Pacific, Australia

Global Outlook Update: How are regulatory developments shaping up in Asia Pacific? Locked

Chemical Watch predicted a busy year ahead for chemical regulation in the Asia Pacific region at the start of 2020. Ellen Daliday and Andrew Jackson assess how developments are progressing

Asia Pacific, Australia, China, India, Japan, Taiwan

Australia publishes tools to help manufacturers categorise their new chemicals Locked

Companies steered through web-based introduction process

Asia Pacific, Australia

Safe Work Australia mulling delay to GHS 7 transition Locked

Exact timing yet to be confirmed

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia consults on restrictions for isothiazolinones Locked

Applies to rinse-off cosmetics and other preparations

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia publishes final risk assessment reports for TBBPA and pentaBDE Locked

Key recommendations remain unchanged after consultation

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia publishes draft risk assessment reports for pentaBDE and TBBPA Locked

Recommendations for action made to industry, government and regulator

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia pauses workplace exposure standards review Locked

Interested parties can continue to submit comments 'for all current and previous releases'

Asia Pacific, Australia

Feature: What is the outlook for PFASs in Asia? Locked

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances pose technical challenges for Asian regulators and industry in view of growing public concern. Andrew Jackson reports

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand

Australia consults on draft legislation for environmental risk management Locked

Nationwide implementation expected from 2022

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia consults on revised fee system under new chemical law Locked

Changes will apply to registrations from 1 September

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia working towards 1 July deadline to adopt GHS 7 Locked

Amendments to Work Health and Safety laws to follow

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia publishes final rules for Industrial Chemicals Act Locked

Priority chemicals evaluation roadmap coming 'soon'

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia working towards adoption of GHS 7 Locked

Transition period could begin mid-2020

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia and South Korea to cooperate on risk assessment methods Locked

MoU focuses on cosmetic ingredients

Asia Pacific, Australia, South Korea

Proposed class action puts Australia's PFAS policies in the spotlight Locked

Up to 40,000 people living near defence sites affected

Asia Pacific, Australia

Feature: Animal testing in Asia – harmonised approach unlikely Locked

Asean, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, South Korea, Taiwan

Australian industry supports nationwide upgrade to GHS 7 Locked

Move would aid alignment with 'major trading partners'

Asia Pacific, Australia

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

Australia answers common questions on new regulatory scheme Locked

New registration fees also announced

Asia Pacific, Australia

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

Carcinogen designation would 'create unjustified obstacles to trade'

Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, Japan

Ipen criticises Japan and Australia over POPs assessments Locked

Risk assessments flawed, says NGO

Asia Pacific, Australia, Japan

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

Australia consults on adopting GHS 7 Locked

Deadline of 28 July for comments

Asia Pacific, Australia

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

Australia to consult on adopting GHS 7 Locked

Update would help align with 'key trading partners'

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia issues final report on decaBDE Locked

Proposes ‘managing’ its use and import

Asia Pacific, Australia

Australia issues compulsory call for pentaBDE information Locked

Includes imports of articles containing substance

Asia Pacific, Australia

Firefighters call for fluorine-free foam at international POPs meeting Locked

Group rejects exemption for foam in global PFOA ban

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global, Multinational bodies

Expert Focus: The new Australian Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme Locked

Asia Pacific, Australia