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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.
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.
Canada had proposed adding benzophenone and triarylmethanes group to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The substances are subject to risk management measures. It was concluded that benzophenone may pose a risk to human health, based upon a comparison of the levels to which Canadians may be exposed to benzophenone when using nail polish, exterior and interior paints as well as stains and the critical endpoints that will affect human health. As a result of the screening assessment, the Government concluded that Malachite Green is harmful to human health at levels of exposure considered in the assessment. Also, Basic Violet 3, Malachite Green, Basic Violet 4, and Basic Blue 7 are concluded to be harmful to the environment.
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.
On 13 April 2022, the United Kingdom notified WTO of a technical trade measure related to toys and cosmetics, with the notification number G/TBT/N/GBR/47. This notified Regulation amends Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 to prohibit the use of specific allergenic fragrances in Toys. It also restricts the permitted levels of aluminium in toys and the use of aniline, and formaldehyde in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth. The amendments shall enter into force on 15 October 2022.
Under the requirements of Article 69(2) of REACH Regulation, ECHA is required to consider whether the use of 10 phthalates should be restricted. After gathering information from various sources, ECHA has prepared a report with the view that the use of the above substances have been largely phased out in EU. Among the ten phthalates, the first seven entries in Annex XIV (33-39) of REACH have passed their sunset date of 4 July 2020 and the remaining three entries (44-46) have passed their latest application date of 27 August 2021. ECHA has not received any applications for authorisations for these substances.
Recently, China MEE has released the List of Ozone Depleting Substances subject to Import and Export Control (hereinafter referred to as List). Under the requirements of the Measures for the Import and Export Control of Ozone Depleting Substances, from the 1st of November 2021, enterprises that involves in the operation of substances listed in the List must apply for an import/export certificate each year before they go through the customs clearances procedures.
We listed the Management Regulations of Hazardous Chemical in China as follows. Please ensure your enterprise leader, sale manager, EHS manager and employees are all well aware of these Regulations to avoid any hazardous chemical accidents in China. China Hazardous Chemical Management Regulations (updated by David on 19 July 2016) Regulations Index Chinese Title English Title The State Council Decree No.591 危险化学品安全管理条例