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

Japan's positive list for plastic FCMs delayed Locked

Window still open to register existing substances

Asia Pacific, Japan

Japan considers adding 271 substances to its pollutant release register Locked

Two year transition period likely

Asia Pacific, Japan

Japan reviews progress towards UN chemical goals Locked

Industry calls for IT solution to track chemicals through the supply chain

Asia Pacific, Japan

Cefic, Japan propose regulatory cooperation on chemicals Locked

Draft paper names transparency and substance prioritisation as key

Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan

Research focus on environmental chemicals ‘not necessarily’ linked to risk Locked

Most risky substances may not attract most publications

Asia Pacific, China, Europe, Japan, UK

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

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

Decision follows Stockholm convention ban

Asia Pacific, Japan

Japan publishes draft positive list of synthetic resins in FCMs Locked

Adoption set for the end of the year

Asia Pacific, Japan

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

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

Asia Pacific, Japan

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

Carcinogen designation would 'create unjustified obstacles to trade'

Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, Japan

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

Ipen criticises Japan and Australia over POPs assessments Locked

Risk assessments flawed, says NGO

Asia Pacific, Australia, Japan

Japan to start mercury monitoring project in Asia Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan

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

Similar results found by US EPA

Asia Pacific, Japan

Japanese companies transferring registrations to EU27 ORs ahead of Brexit Locked

No ‘critical difficulties’ expected but some disruption may arise

Asia Pacific, Japan

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

Japan aligns standards with sixth GHS revision Locked

Companies have three years to comply

Asia Pacific, Japan

Japan consults on framework to review PRTR law Locked

Proposals see shift in approach to assessing chemical exposure

Asia Pacific, Japan

Japan plans microplastics reduction in marine environments by 2020 Locked

Voluntary actions so far have seen success

Asia Pacific, Japan

Japan designates Pacs and existing chemicals Locked

Government prioritises 15 substances for assessment

Asia Pacific, Japan

2019 Global Outlook: Key GHS developments Locked

Nhat Nguyen, Chemical Watch's chief analyst, and Cristina Garcia, regulatory and compliance analyst, discuss global developments as countries adopt the sixth or seventh edition of GHS

Africa & Middle East, Argentina, Asia Pacific, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Global, Israel, Japan, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, South Africa, United States

Expert Focus: Japan's 2019 regulatory outlook Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan

Guest Column: Japan’s CSCL amendments Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan

Chemical regulatory compatibility among US priorities in Japan trade deal Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan, North America, United States

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

Japan plans FCM positive list for mid-2020 Locked

Workplace safety and hygiene criteria part of changes

Asia Pacific, Japan

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

Increased transitional period also unjustified says EU

Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan

Japan publishes English-language labelling and SDS guidance Locked

Information on GHS implementation, including substance list

Asia Pacific, Japan