India to consult industry on final chemicals rule Locked

Clarifications expected in fifth draft

Asia Pacific, India

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

Indian regulators put plans for new cosmetic legislation on hold Locked

Government cites changing priorities amid Covid-19 pandemic

Asia Pacific, India

ICCA issues safety guidelines for chemical plants restarting operations after shutdown Locked

Safety reviews 'critical', trade body says

Asia Pacific, Global, India

India delays overarching chemical law, notification likely required by January 2022 Locked

Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic postpones progress

Asia Pacific, India

India to plug regulatory loopholes exposed by chemical plant accident Locked

Draft amendments to rules passed to Union Cabinet

Asia Pacific, India

Podcast: Behind the latest Chemical Watch headlines Locked

Insight into the big regulatory and chemicals management stories

Asia Pacific, India, North America, United States

Company ordered to pay compensation for fatal gas leak in India Locked

Tragedy prompts government to revise existing rules

Asia Pacific, India

Study shows toxic effects on human cells of dioxins in recycled toys Locked

'New type of analysis' deployed to determine plastics' toxicity

Africa & Middle East, Argentina, Asia Pacific, Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Global, India, Latin America & Caribbean, Nigeria, Portugal

Producers weigh options as India to partially resume manufacturing Locked

Chemicals experts warn of possible continued supply chain issues

Asia Pacific, India

Shortage of 'essential chemicals' expected as India battles Covid-19 Locked

Plants halt production amid national lockdown

Asia Pacific, India

ACC, Cefic urge more time, input on India’s proposed rules Locked

Organisations say more clarity is needed on timeframes and GHS

Asia Pacific, India

India increases priority substance list to 750 chemicals Locked

Fourth draft of chemicals rules firms up timelines and promises public engagement

Asia Pacific, India

What does the final draft of India’s chemicals law tell us about its ambitious plans? Locked

As outline legislation is circulated that would require notification and registration of substances, industry expects the rules to be finalised by July, with implementation six months later. But questions remain on GHS, registration and whether smaller companies will have the capacity to comply, says Chemical Watch news editor Charlotte Niemiec

Asia Pacific, India

India circulates third draft of chemicals management rules Locked

Notification timelines and lists of substances for registration included

Asia Pacific, India

India consults industry on registration of ‘priority’ chemicals Locked

Plans include notification of substance hazards using GHS 8

Asia Pacific, India

India’s draft national chemical plan includes inventory and registration Locked

Lays groundwork for adoption of GHS

Asia Pacific, India

India’s cosmetics legislative framework delayed Locked

Now expected to be placed before parliament in mid-2020

Asia Pacific, India

India proposes making 72 chemical standards mandatory Locked

Affected substances would require permits and certification

Asia Pacific, India

India consults on draft revisions to cosmetic colourant list Locked

Updates align with EU regulations

Asia Pacific, India

Indian NGO calls for ban on nonylphenol in detergents Locked

Toxics Link calls for roadmap on suspected endocrine disruptor

Asia Pacific, India

India consults on draft printing ink standard for FCMs Locked

Move comes ahead of ban on solvents and plasticisers

Asia Pacific, India

Indian team identifies hundreds of potential EDCs from literature Locked

Researchers develop online EDC tool called DEDuCT

Asia Pacific, India

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

No standards in place addressing specific chemicals

Asia Pacific, India

India files draft cosmetics rules with WTO Locked

But country pushes ahead on separate framework

Asia Pacific, India

Comment: China, India key to achieving global sound chemicals management Locked

For biggest potential gains we should look to national governments and multinationals, rather than the UN

Asia Pacific, China, India, Multinational bodies

China and India must be key players if global sound chemicals management is to be achieved Locked

The biggest potential gains lie with the two new chemicals giants. We should look to national governments and chemicals multinationals, rather than the UN, to help this happen

Asia Pacific, China, Global, India

Production restarts at Indian J&J talc plants Locked

Lifting followed by BIS authorised laboratory testing

Asia Pacific, India

India expected to create separate cosmetics legislative framework Locked

Progress delayed until second half of the year

Asia Pacific, India

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

Asia Pacific, India