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New Zealand: Notices on the Management of Hazardous Substances Published

The New Zealand Environmental Ministry has made all 10 of its notices available for download from its Web site. The laws will go into effect on December 1, 2017. For companies, the primary change is found in the rules on … Continue reading

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Turkey: First KKDIK Seminar on October 27

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) has provided information about a seminar on the new Turkish REACH (KKDIK), which will go into effect on December 23. The host of the event in Istanbul is the Istanbul Chemicals and … Continue reading

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PIC Regulation: Number of Notifications Increases Steadily

Over the past three years, the number of PIC notifications has increased from 4,500 in 2014 to almost 8,000 in 2016. In 2014, 390 companies issued notification of substances, and that number rose to 1,117 in 2016. The figures come … Continue reading

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China Significantly Simplifies Notification and Registration of New Substances

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People‚Äôs Republic of China has defined Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration (in Chinese only). The definition is valid as of October 15, 2017. Registration of substances in a quantity … Continue reading

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GHS: The Ultimate Overview

In July, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) published an updated edition of GHS Guidelines. The compendium is updated every two years. It is an instrument designed to help the international community of nations advance harmonization of the … Continue reading

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EU Commission Restricts Use of NMP

The EU Commission is restricting the use of a solvent, N-Methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP). The WTO has published the related proposal. According to the proposal, the substance may no longer be marketed unless the companies responsible update the registration dossiers to the … Continue reading

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China: Companies Burdened by Complex Requirements

The intricacy and complexity of Chinese chemicals laws makes them almost impossible to manage, said a manager of Lubrizol, a U.S. chemicals company, at ChemCon Asia 2017. She stated that the provisions are often formulated ambiguously, the requirements are unclear, … Continue reading

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