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November 17, 2021Plamena Gospodinova

On 3 November 2021 the EU Official Journal published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1902, an amendment to the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, which bans several carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances from being used in cosmetic products. The modification will enter into force on 23 November 2021 but...

May 19, 2021Chanyanis Utiskul

The Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) published guidelines on the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (Inventory) and notified chemicals added to the Inventory on 29 April 2021. Verisk 3E Review The Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals During the transition from the previous National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme...

November 3, 2020Chanyanis Utiskul

On 16 October 2020 the Vietnam Chemical Agency (Vinachemia) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) issued Letter No. 897/HC-ATHC, dated 16 October 2020 , announcing that it will continue to accept nominations to the Draft National Chemical Inventory (Draft NCI) until 15 April 2021. This is the second...

August 17, 2020Robert Guitteau

The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Commerce, and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development have published for public comment the draft decree establishing a new chemical management framework . A public comment period was held through 10 August 2020. Verisk 3E Review...

December 20, 2016Xiaolu Wang

The State Council of the People's Republic of China issued the "Comprehensive Action Plan on the Safety Control of Hazardous Chemicals" (危险化学品安全综合治理方案) (the Action Plan) on 29 November 2016. The Action Plan aims to further strengthen the decisions and policies regarding safety management of hazardous chemicals, in light of the explosion accident that occurred in Tianjin last year. The Action Plan does not impose any direct requirements on individual facilities. Instead, it provides guidelines and goals for government agencies responsible for safety supervision of hazardous chemicals in China. Specifically, the Action plan outlines 40 major enforcement actions to be taken by relevant authorities from December 2016 to November 2019. It also provides targeted deadlines for each individual enforcement action. The Action Plan has an impact on facilities that produce, store, use, sell, import, transport, or dispose of hazardous chemicals.