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Taiwan EPA issued the revised "Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substance Registration" (hereinafter referred to as "Regulation") on November 23, 2021, which came into effect from the date of promulgation. One of the most important changes in the revision of the ‘Regulations’ is the extension of the deadline for completing the registration of existing chemical substances designated to complete the standard registration in the first phase. After the revision, the registration period is five years regardless of the registration tonnage level. Enterprises that produce or import substances listed in the list of existing chemical substances designated to complete the standard registration in the first phase, and whose annual quantity reaches more than 1 ton/year before December 31, 2019, should complete the standard registration before December 31, 2024.
On March 1, 2023, the National Public Service Platform for Standards Information in China released two draft national standards – GB 6944 Classification and Code of Dangerous Goods and GB 12268 List of Dangerous Goods. The two drafts are open for public consultation until May 8, 2023.
Statistics indicate that the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in India has reinforced the scrutiny of imported goods in the first quarter of this year. Products from several enterprises exporting chemicals to India have been detained because of the absence of the mandatory BIS certificate. In the following article, we summarize the latest BIS lists and their corresponding implementation timelines (as of March 2023). All products in the List under Mandatory Certification must obtain relevant certificates from the Bureau of India Standards (BIS) before they are introduced to the Indian market.
According to K-REACH, the deadline for full registration of substances exceeding 1000 t/y and CMR substances exceeding 1t/y is December 31st, 2021, which means enterprises must complete the full registrations for their trading substances prior to this date if they would like to continue trading activities. This webinar will introduce the progress of K-REACH regulation and share our practical experiences on full registrations so that the enterprises could take the future registration projects in stride.
On March 1, 2023, members of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted their opinions on amending the regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gas) emissions with 64 votes in favor, eight against and seven abstentions, and the further target is to accelerate the transition to climate neutrality. The report is scheduled to be adopted during the March 29-30, 2023 plenary sitting and will constitute Parliament’s negotiating position with EU governments on the final shape of the legislation on F-gas.
CIRS Group Announces the Launch of iCIMS - Intelligent Chemical Inventory Management System
Starting from 2023, the amendments to Annex II of REACH regulation on safety data sheets (SDSs) became mandatory. This means that related enterprises must affix a unique formula identifier (UFI) code in section 1.1 of their SDS when exporting mixtures to the EU. Mixtures that meet specific conditions must also complete poison center notification (PCN).
This webinar will provide a general overview of the requirements for European Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (EU CLP). Including requirements for safety data sheets (SDSs) and labels. It will also explore the most recent and future updates of the EU CLP.
Since UK REACH was implemented on January 1, 2021, enterprises that intend to manufacture, sell or import chemical products in England, Wales, and Scotland (hereinafter referred to as GB) have been required to comply with UK REACH. Despite the great similarities with EU REACH, UK REACH has its unique provisions, such as Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN), Grandfathering, and New Registration of an Existing Substance (NRES). The results of a public consultation launched in July 2022 show that it is likely that authorities will extend all registration deadlines by three years. This means the enterprises will have more time to prepare the registration dossier and plan future business decisions. This webinar aims to help enterprises understand the updates on UK REACH so as to make better decisions.
On February 17, 2023, ECHA published a public consultation on two substances that are proposed to be identified as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Related enterprises may make comments on the two substances before April 3, 2023.