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China Publishes RoHS 2 Product Catalog and List of Exemptions

The Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a RoHS product catalog (only in Chinese) of electric and electronic products that must meet the requirements of the RoHS regulation and a list of approved exemptions (only in … Continue reading

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EU Allows Inspections of the Classification and Labeling of Mixtures

At the beginning of the year, the ECHA began another enforcement project (REACH-EN-FORCE-6, REF-6). With this project, the agency wants to see if the classification and labeling of mixtures corresponds to the data in the related safety data sheets. A … Continue reading

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China: List of Toxic Chemicals Modified

In the future, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) will align itself with international conventions on the import and export of chemicals. The agreements involved include the Stockholm Convention, the Minamata Convention, and the Rotterdam Convention. The new approach … Continue reading

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China Published List of Priority Control Chemicals

At the end of December, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China published a list of chemicals that have special legal controls. The MEP also issued a notification (only in Chinese) on the subject. The … Continue reading

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China: New Guidelines for Assessment of Environmental Exposures

At the end of November, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) issued new guidelines (Chinese only) for the assessment of environmental exposure. The guidelines describe in detail how an exposure assessment is to be created in the future. Among … Continue reading

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Singapore Bans Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

Singapore’s National Environment Agency has informed the WTO about its prohibition of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP). Products that contain SCCP may no longer be manufactured or used. The new law takes effect in June 2018. SCCP are used in the … Continue reading

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GHS Study: Implementation Gaps Around the World

Researchers from Sweden and the Netherlands have undertaken the first study of implementation of standards established by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals around the world. In their closing report, the authors report significant gaps. According … Continue reading

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