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METI consult on supplementing 150 substances to the reporting exemption list

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MoE) is consulting on adding 150 substances to the reporting exemption list. The Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) requires manufactures and importers to provide annual reports to these ministries. If these 150 substances are added to the exemption list, manufactures and importers will not be required to submit reports for import/export.

Proposed list of 150 substances can be viewed at

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