Summary of the latest developments in global chemi

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Summary of new developments in global chemicals regulations in 2013

in the coming 2013, there are some new developments in the chemical regulations of various countries. These changes need to be paid attention to and responded to in a timely manner for Chinese chemical enterprises. Here is an inventory of the major changes in the chemical regulations of some major trading countries in 2013. In the direction of promoting the use of modern coal chemical industry to prepare these raw materials

the EU will strengthen control

it is reported that the latest developments in the EU are that ethylene oxide, tributyl phosphate, toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and toluene have a tendency to replace wood and metal materials in some areas. The risk assessment of these four substances has been completed, and the relevant conclusions have also been published. If necessary, the EU may consider taking further risk management measures. The substance evaluation of the rolling bar program (COAP) began in 2010, and 36 substances were evaluated in the first batch of EU Member States

at present, four of the first batch of evaluation substances have results, and the result information can be obtained from the conclusion document. The conclusion document is available on the official of the European chemical Administration (ECHA). In conclusion, the blown film driven by the film blowing machine brings so many conveniences to food processing and commodity packaging, and summarizes some views of the assessment country on material risk measures, but relying solely on this conclusion will not lead to new management measures, and will not be binding on Member States and the Committee. At present, registrants, the competent authorities of Member States and the committee are invited to pay attention to the four substance evaluation conclusions and consider whether to take further measures to ensure the safe use of substances

South Korea will implement k-reach

in 2013, South Korea officially issued the Korean Chemical Registration and evaluation act. Due to its birth in the EU REACH regulation, also known as k-reach, k-reach will be officially implemented on January 1, 2015. The regulation will refer to the EU REACH regulation and will require all new substances put on the Korean market to be registered; For existing substances, about 2000 kinds of existing substances with greater harm need to be pre registered and officially registered

Zhang Xiaopeng, manager of the regulation research and Development Department of Hangzhou Ruixu Product Technology Co., Ltd., said in an interview that since some details and guidance documents of the k-reach regulation have not yet been issued, at this stage, enterprises need to fully evaluate the Korean market, track the progress of the regulation in time, and make a plan as soon as possible, so as to avoid taking insufficient measures at that time

focus on the implementation of GHS in the United States

in the United States, there are few changes in chemical regulations. Quoting the statement made by officials of the U.S. Department of environmental protection (EPA) at the schc meeting at the end of September 2013, the previously implemented U.S. toxic substances Control Act (TSCA) plan will not make significant changes in the near future. Therefore, enterprises only need to focus on the implementation of the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) in the United States. According to the plan of the United States Department of occupational safety and health management (OSHA) for waste foam granulator, the United States will officially implement GHS from June 1, 2015

at present, all regulations and guidance documents have been released, and OSHA is also promoting nationwide GHS training for workers in the United States. Zhang Xiaopeng said that enterprises can also download relevant legal documents from OSHA station by themselves, and make plans as soon as possible to gradually replace the SDS and labels of products exported to the United States by 2015, so as to avoid the goods being detained by the customs due to the absence of SDS and labels in line with GHS standards

Japan announced the declaration period of small tonnage

according to the announcement of the Ministry of economy, trade and industry (METI), Japan will open the declaration window of small tonnage new chemicals for enterprises in early December 2013. According to the Chemical Substances Control Act (CSCL), new substances must be declared to the government before production or import

manufacturers and importers who produce or import new chemicals ≤ 1 ton/year between January 1 and March 31, 2014 must declare to the official through electronic declaration or on-site submission between December 2 and 10. The time of on-site declaration is from 10:00 to 12:00, and from 13:30 to 16:30, December 2 to 10, 2013. Mail submissions will not be accepted

if the tonnage of new chemical substances in the charge of the enterprise is less than 1 ton/year, it can apply for simple declaration or approval to replace the routine declaration. Regular declarations will require more information to be submitted. For the simple notification, it is recommended that the applicant prepare and submit the file according to the document instructions

the first-time applicant must apply for a code from METI before November 20, 2013, which is used for the use of the electronic notification system. After submission, if the declaration is successful, the declarant will receive the acceptance information; If it fails, you will receive the information of modification and resubmission

meit recommends that applicants submit their applications as soon as possible, and at the latest one day before the deadline, so as to prevent further information from being required

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