Eight Substances Added to Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals
November 16, 2022, Australia has added 8 substances into the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC) and revoked the CBI approval of 1 substance under the requirements of the Australian Industrial Chemicals Act.
Singapore's NEA Proposes Adding 26 Chemicals to List of Hazardous Chemicals Requiring an HS License/Permit
From June 13 to July 4, 2022, Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) published a public consultation on the proposal to control 26 chemicals as hazardous chemicals because some of the 26 chemicals are highly toxic, polluting, and/or generate intractable waste that is difficult to manage and safely dispose of. During the consultation period, 52 feedbacks were received and suggestions on regulatory details were also collected. We have prepared a summary of the HS license/permit application and requirements.
Vietnam Published the POPs Draft for Public Comments
Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment published the Draft National Technical Regulation on Thresholds for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Articles, Products, Commodities and Equipment (G/TBT/N/VNM/238-TBT notification) on September 15, 2022. The final date for comments shall be 60 days from its notification.
Vietnam Released Its Chemical Industry Development Strategy by 2030
On June 16, 2022, Vietnam published its chemical industry development strategy for 2030 and its vision towards 2040 (Resolution No. 726/QD-TTg). Under the strategy, the chemical industry in Vietnam will be developed into ten sub-branches: basic chemicals, petrochemistry, industrial rubber, pharmaceutical chemistry, fertilizers, plant protection chemicals, industrial gases, paint and printing inks, detergents, and batteries.
Singapore Released the Draft GHS Standards for Public Comments
On 4 April 2022, Singapore has released the draft GHS Standards. The draft standard is open for public comments until 6 Jun. 2022. The preparation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) can prevent users of chemicals from exposure to chemicals; and to guide the potential users in describing and determining the empirical data of the substance or mixture. Potential users need to pay attention to this standard that it is not applicable to the use of pharmaceutical substances or preparations by medical physicians and veterinarians in the management of the health of a person or an animal but to that in an industrial process. Besides, it will be mandatory for enterprises to classify and label their chemicals based on the new standard, and to update their SDS to ensure the SDS is compliant.
Thailand Ministry of Industry to Amend the Hazardous Substance List under Hazardous Substance Act
On 31 March 2022, Thailand released annexes to the Hazardous Substances Act for public consultation. Comments can be submitted before 31 May 2022. The amendments involve the revision and inclusion of certain hazardous substances on the list of hazardous substances annexed to the Hazardous Substance Act. The summary is as follows:
The 2nd Season Global GHS Course (2021)
Background Last year, the CIRS group successfully held the “2020 CIRS Training Course: Global GHS ‘’. With further regulation updates and even more requests from our clients this year, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Season of the Global GHS Course 2021 which will start in June of this year. Who Should Attend? - Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs Professionals - Purchasing or Sourcing Managers - Chemicals - EHS Professionals and Consultants - MSDS Author and Haza
Free Webinar: Supplementation of Vietnam Chemical Substance Inventory
Introduction The first round of Chemical Substance Inventory Supplementation in Vietnam was closed on 31 May 2020. Many companies fail to submit the applications for supplementation as there is not enough time to collect substance information. Then, Vietnam opened a new round of Chemical Substance Inventory Supplementation and the supplementation will be closed on 15 Apr. 2021. In this webinar, we will cover the important aspects of the supplementation, including necessary i
Russia has Released the Existing Chemical Substance Inventory
Russian Industry and Trade Ministry (Minpromtorg) has released the country’s Existing Chemical Substances Inventory on the Governmental Industry Information Exchange Platform (GISP). The inventory now contains 80,002 substances. Enterprises may search whether their substances are listed in the Existing Chemical Substance Inventory through the following website: https://gisp.gov.ru/cheminv/pub/app/search/ Five EAEU countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzst
Brief Introduction to AICIS
Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) encompasses about 38,000 substances that were listed into the AICS during 1 January 1977 and 28 February 1990 as well as some 1,000 substances listed in the confidential list. In order to regulate chemicals, National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) was set up in 1990.