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On January 5, 2022, the government of the People's Republic of China issued the National Plan for Centralized Control of Safety Risks of Hazardous Chemicals, which promoted the implementation of the new registration system for hazardous chemicals and the policy of ‘One enterprise, One product, One code’. Other provinces have successively started to implement ‘One enterprise, One product, One code’ this year since Guangdong Province took the lead in carrying out the policy. This webinar will focus on the interpretation of the policy ‘One enterprise, One product, One code’, including the policy background, general requirements, and promotion status. We CIRS Group will also give professional compliance suggestions.
From April to September 2022, the South Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor (MoEL) conducted self-check and inspections of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) in workplaces of enterprises manufacturing or importing chemicals. According to the results issued on November 3, 2022, half of the enterprises were found to have MSDS violations. The check mainly focused on the implementation status of the MSDS system and workers’ safety measures in enterprises that manufacture and import chemicals in large quantities.
The second submission deadline for Korean MSDS is now approaching. CIRS is going to hold this webinar to kindly remind that enterprises exporting chemicals meet hazard criteria to South Korea shall pay attention to the updates to chemical regulations in South Korea and submit the MSDS in time to avoid incompliance situations.
Throughout November we will present a series of webinars on Global GHS regulations. These will provide you with an overview of the latest developments in the EU, UK, US, Canada, South Korea, and other Asian jurisdictions. These will be freely available to our clients and our regulatory network.
Recently, CIRS Group once again successfully helped clients complete a regular registration under MEE Order No. 12. And the results have been notified on the MEE website.
Recently, CIRS Group has assisted a leading domestic enterprise in the pharmaceutical ingredients and fragrances industry in successfully completing the submission of its first registration dossier as the lead registrant (LR) under KKDIK regulation and obtaining the registration number. The success of KKDIK (also known as Turkey REACH) registration reflects the technical strength of CIRS Group and its Turkish partners.
On January 15, 2019, South Korea released the amendments to the Occupational, Safety and Health Act (known as OSHA). The amended OSHA came into force on January 16, 2020. In accordance with the amended OSHA, chemical substances or mixtures classified as hazards under the Korean GHS are required to submit MSDS to the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor (MoEL) prior to manufacture/import.
On November 7, 2022, the Ministry of Emergency Management, in conjunction with other 9 ministries, released the amendments to the Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals 2015. According to the amendments, all diesel fuels, irrespective of their flashpoints, shall be considered as hazardous chemicals and subject to the management of administrative license for hazardous chemicals in China. Previously, only diesel with closed-cup flashpoint <= 60℃ was considered as hazardous chemicals.
The Measures for Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances (China REACH) has come into force since January 1, 2021. With the exception of exclusion circumstances, polymers that containing no more than 2% monomer or reactant of new chemical substances or belonging to polymer of low concern may apply for the filing of polymers regardless of tonnage band. When applying for the filing of polymer, how to check if the polymer meets the exclusion circumstance, and how to provide supporting documentation that can be acceptable by authority? This webinar will provide more information on polymer registration to you.
On March 1, 2021, the Yangtze River Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China was officially implemented, in which Article 51 stipulates that highly toxic chemicals, and other hazardous chemicals that are prohibited in inland river by state regulations shall be prohibited from transportation in the Yangtze River Basin.