15 Oct 2019

UN committee recommends trade restrictions on decaBDE Locked

Industrial chemical could be subject to 'prior informed consent' procedure

Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Global, Japan, Multinational bodies, North America, Norway
28 Aug 2019

Japan's environment council recommends PFOA for Class I classification Locked

Decision follows Stockholm convention ban

Asia Pacific, Japan
20 Aug 2019

Japan publishes draft positive list of synthetic resins in FCMs Locked

Adoption set for the end of the year

Asia Pacific, Japan
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

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

Asia Pacific, Japan
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
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
11 Jul 2019

Japan to start mercury monitoring project in Asia Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
1 Jul 2019

Japan concludes decaBDE and HBCD of low concern in consumer products Locked

Similar results found by US EPA

Asia Pacific, Japan
18 Jun 2019

Japanese companies transferring registrations to EU27 ORs ahead of Brexit Locked

No ‘critical difficulties’ expected but some disruption may arise

Asia Pacific, Japan
13 Jun 2019

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
12 Jun 2019

Japan aligns standards with sixth GHS revision Locked

Companies have three years to comply

Asia Pacific, Japan
5 Jun 2019

Japan consults on framework to review PRTR law Locked

Proposals see shift in approach to assessing chemical exposure

Asia Pacific, Japan
9 May 2019

Japan plans microplastics reduction in marine environments by 2020 Locked

Voluntary actions so far have seen success

Asia Pacific, Japan
15 Apr 2019

Japan designates Pacs and existing chemicals Locked

Government prioritises 15 substances for assessment

Asia Pacific, Japan
14 Feb 2019

Expert Focus: Japan's 2019 regulatory outlook Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
1 Feb 2019

Guest Column: Japan’s CSCL amendments Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
8 Jan 2019

Chemical regulatory compatibility among US priorities in Japan trade deal Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan, North America, United States
20 Dec 2018

ACC urges US-Japan trade negotiators to promote regulatory compatibility Locked

Agreement would "set regional precedent" for other deals

Asia Pacific, Japan, North America, United States
6 Dec 2018

Japan plans FCM positive list for mid-2020 Locked

Workplace safety and hygiene criteria part of changes

Asia Pacific, Japan
20 Sep 2018

EU rejects Japan’s request for motorcycle parts phthalates exemption Locked

Increased transitional period also unjustified says EU

Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan
4 Sep 2018

Japan publishes English-language labelling and SDS guidance Locked

Information on GHS implementation, including substance list

Asia Pacific, Japan
19 Jul 2018

Japan’s emission factors to ease low-volume chemical production Locked

Novel approach seeks to address bottlenecks while managing risk

Asia Pacific, Japan
7 Jun 2018

Brexit showing ‘little impact’ on 2018 REACH registrations – Hansen Locked

UK submissions figures ‘as expected’ for final deadline

Asia Pacific, China, Europe, India, Japan, North America, Switzerland, UK, United States
19 Apr 2018

Japan designates deca-BDE and SCCPs as Class I substances Locked

Two additions to list of chemical substances to be monitored

Asia Pacific, Japan
22 Mar 2018

Japan plans mixtures and other complex substance notifications Locked

Move will enable risk assessment and monitoring

Asia Pacific, Japan
12 Mar 2018 Briefing

Feature: Gearing up for next-phase risk assessments in Japan Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
10 Jan 2018

Thai GHS classifications added to chemical safety database Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
4 Jan 2018

Consumer groups demand chemical regulation talks after EU-Japan trade deal Locked

Both sides call for ‘precautionary approach’ to chemical safety

Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan