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CIRS are thrilled to share that we will be attending the Chemspec Europe between June 19 - 20, 2024 in Germany. Bryan Zhou, Deputy General Manager of CIRS Europe will deliver a presentation on the latest updates of Asian GHS standards: Classifications, MSDS and Labels.
Are you new to the chemical industry or do you need a refresher on the existing regulatory requirements in the EU? Throughout the second Quarter of 2024, Lucy Wang from CIRS USA and Lynn He from C&K testing will present a series of webinars on REACH regulations about chemical registration, UK REACH, CLP regulation, article notification, SVHC testing and EU PFAS requirements.
In accordance with REACH regulations, before conducting tests under Annex IX and X (for registration volumes of 100-1000 tons per year and over 1000 tons per year), registrants must submit a testing proposal (TP). After a consultation period, ECHA will finalize the testing requirements based on feedback and the characteristics of the substance.
On May 20, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the 7th Revised Edition of the UN's Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The amendment includes elements from the 8th Revised Edition of the GHS and retains certain U.S.-specific requirements. The regulation takes effect on July 19, 2024, with compliance required by January 19, 2026, and for mixtures by July 19, 2027.
On April 15, 2024, Germany, as one of the five initiating countries of the European Union's proposal to restrict perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (the other four countries include the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway), updated its assessment report based on the numerous comments collected during the six-month public consultation phase from March 22, 2023, to September 25, 2023. The assessment work was conducted by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)
Japan launched GHS Classification Information Collection Project of 2024 Public-Private Cooperation, which requires companies to provide test reports for chemical substances.
In February 2024, the Shanghai Emergency Management Bureau and the Shanghai Transportation Commission officially released the "Notice on Advancing the Management on the Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals and the Loading and Unloading of Dangerous Goods through the Implementation of 'One Enterprise, One Product with One QR Code'" to require that Shanghai's hazardous chemicals enterprises complete the construction or transformation of the warehouse management system (Dynamic) for hazardous chemicals by December 31, 2024. With the implementation of Beijing's "Technical specifications for full-process traceability management of hazardous chemicals" (DB11/T 2196-2023) on April 1, 2024, many enterprises in multiple districts of Beijing have been required to start applying for and affixing traceability codes for hazardous chemicals.
On May 16, 2024, the European Commission amended Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6). Under the 2006 REACH regulation, the amendment imposes stricter limits on the use of these chemicals in wash-off cosmetics and other consumer and professional products.
On May 22, 2024, Telematic and CIRS will jointly host a webinar to introduce the regulatory divergence between Europe and Great Britain. The webinar is lasting about 90 minutes. There is also a Question & Answer session to allow you to raise any concerns you may have.
CIRS are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at ChemCon Asia 2024 on 3-7 June, 2024. We will be available at our booth throughout the event to answer any regulatory queries you may have about global compliance. Feel free to drop by and say hello. Our team is here to provide the insights and solutions you need to excel in the world of regulatory and product compliance.