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The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted their legislative report on the regulation establishing a Carbon Broader Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) with 49 votes for, 33 against and 5 abstentions on May 17. According to the press released by the European Parliament, the CBAM legislative report, which is drafted by the ENVI and represents the stance of the European Parliament, has a broader scope and faster implementation compared with the Draft CBAM released by European Commission in July 2021.
On May 11, 2022, Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration issued a Statement to further clarify the declaration requirements for the Components of hazardous mixtures transshipped through Waigaoqiao Area. Compared with the Statement released on February 8, 2022, the new Statement stipulates that it is not mandatory for enterprises to provide 100% component information when making declarations. Meanwhile, if the goods subject to transport do not contain prohibited components, related enterprises only need to provide a written document to guarantee that their goods are not banned to transport via inland waterways instead of revising the MSDS.
In April 2022, the European Commission has released the proposal on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gas) was released by the EU, which would amend Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repeal Regulation (EU) No 517/2014. This Regulation aims to further tighten the control on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gas). If the revised Regulation gets approved, it will significantly influence enterprises that export fluorinated gases to the EU as well as enterprises that involve in pre-charged equipment such as refrigeration, air conditioners, and heat pump equipment charged with hydrofluorocarbons.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is receiving comments on draft standard “ready mixed paint, air drying, red oxide-zinc chrome painting-specification” until 11 May 2022. This Draft has extended the limit of lead restriction in household coatings to industrial applications. To prevent lead exposure of children and adults and consequent adverse impact on human health and safety and because of further scope for children’s exposure to the dried paint surfaces, the lead restriction up to a maximum permissible limit of 90 ppm was prescribed.
On 20 April 2022, the EU released the revised Prior Informed Consent (PIC Regulation) on the import and export of hazardous chemicals, which will start to apply from 1 July 2022. EU exporters will be required to notify their intentions to export 22 chemicals following an amendment to the PIC Regulation. The amendment also bans the export of four chemicals.
During the import & export declaration, different commodities may have to provide different certificates, including Import & Export License for Dual-use Items and Technologies. Then, what do you know about the License? CIRS will give an introduction to the Import & Export License for Dual-use Item and Technologies as follows:
China is to manage six substances as precursor chemicals from 20 Sep. 2021, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Public Security on 23 Aug. 2021. Previously on 28 May 2021, the State Council made an announcement that these six substances were added into the List of Precursor Chemicals in China. Detailed information of the six substances is as follows: Name CAS No. HS Code Category Methyl 2-phenylacetoacetate 16648-44-5 29183000.21 Category II 3-oxo-2-phenylbutan