Published: 17 January, 2019
A new draft law, the “Regulation on the Evaluation and Control of Chemical Substances,” has been released for public consultation by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). The public consultation ends on 20 February 2019. If implemented, this law would significantly change how new and existing substances are currently managed.
The regulation would focus on registration of new substances prior to import/manufacture and evaluating high-risk substances, in a similar way to the Toxic Substance Control Act in the US and the Chemical Substance Control Law in Japan.
The main points of the draft law are summarised below:
Companies manufacturing, using or importing these substances will need to provide data on physico-chemical properties, toxicology and eco-toxicity data, environmental release data and local environmental conditions.
Yordas Group can support you at every stage towards successful notification in Asia Pacific, from providing up-to-date information and identifying your regulatory obligations, to substance characterisation, commissioning of testing, risk assessment and submission of notifications. We provide in-country representation through our network of local partners. For more information on how these latest regulatory updates may affect your business, call our expert team on +44 (0)1524 510278 or email email@example.com.