Columbia Implements Online Declaration of National Chemical Substances
The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Columbia released the Circular Letter 018 (Circular 018 in Spanish) on June 1, 2022. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 2.2.7B.2.2. of Decree 1076/2015, and amended provisions of the Decree 1630/2021, “Under the Decree 1076/2015, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development is established as the sole regulatory sector, which is in charge of the comprehensive management of chemical substances for industrial use, including risk management and other measurements”, the Information Application for the National Inventory of Chemical Substances for Industrial Use and its processing instructions are available to the interested parties.
ECHA Proposed to Add 5 New Substances as POPs
On May 24, 2022, ECHA conducted a public consultation on 5 chemical substance expected to be or have been proposed to include in the list of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Comments can be made before July 19, 2022. Once these substances are officially listed in the Stockholm Convention, the European Commission will make amendments to the POPs Regulation according to the Stockholm Convention. The implementation of the POPs Regulation is expected to exert an influence on the manufacture, use and export of products containing these substances. Therefore, enterprises shall take appropriate measures as early as possible.
South Korea Plans to Add Eight Reproductive Toxic Substances to the List of Hazardous Substances Subject to Management
The Ministry of Employment and Labor of South Korea released the proposed amendment to the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) for public consultation on April 25, 2022, planning to add eight reproductive toxic substances to the list of “hazardous substances subject to management”.
Canada Released the Proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations 2022
May 14, 2022, the proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations 2022 were published in Canada Gazette followed by a 75-day public consultation period. The comments can be made before July 28, 2022. These proposed regulations would repeal and replace the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations 2012 on the day the final regulations come into force.
Two New Standards on Degradable Plastics Implemented from June 1 in China
The State Administration of Market Regulation and the State Standardization Administration announced that two national recommended standards, namely the “Degradability and Identification Requirements of Biodegradable Plastics and Products” (GB/T 41010-2021) and the “Biodegradable Drinking Straws” (GB/T 41008-2021), shall be implemented from June 1, 2022.
The European Union Proposed to Add Two Substances into Restricted Substances List under RoHS Directive
May 2022, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (known as the RoHS-Directive), which recommended to add Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A) and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) into the List of RoHS Restricted Substances. If this draft is approved, the number of the RoHS Restricted Substances will be increased from 10 to 12. The European Commission is planned to adopt the it in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the restriction measures of these two substances shall be subject to the final decision of the Commission.
CIRS Korea has Passed the ISO Certification Audit
3 Jun. 2022, CIRS Group Korea Co., Ltd. (CIRS Korea) formally got certified to the ISO Certification for its compliance with the requirements of Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System. The scope of supply cover: Regulations compliance on domestic and foreign Chemicals/ Cosmetics/ Foods/ Medical Devices and KS /KC /JIS /ISO standard certification consulting
Free Webinar: Introduction of the New Hazardous Chemical Registration System in China
In recent years, the Chinese government has gradually strengthened the supervision of hazardous chemicals. This year witnessed the implementation of the "one enterprise, one product, one code" management system of hazardous chemicals throughout the country. The registration system of hazardous chemicals put into use on February 16, 2022. Facing the transformation of the old and new systems, many enterprises encountered some registration difficulties. CIRS will organize a free webinar to introduce the "one enterprise, one product, one code" system.
South Korea Issued Specifications on K-BPR Labeling and Advertising Language for Public Comments
On April 29, 2022, the South Korean Ministry of Environment issued the Specifications on Consumer Chemical Products Labelling and Advertising Language (Draft) to collect public comments by June 7, 2022. This Draft was drawn up under the provision of Paragraph 1, Article 34 of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act (also known as the K-BPR), aiming at regulating consumer chemical packaging and advertising language, and preventing business fraud, thereby further protecting the health and safety of consumers.
CIRS to Exhibit at Chemspec Europe 2022
Chemspec Europe 2022, the International Exhibition for Fine & Speciality Chemicals will return on the 31st May & 1st June at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. In its 35th edition, Chemspec Europe will include over 200 exhibitors across 38 countries from all sectors of the chemical industry.
CIRS Korea has Passed the ISO Certification Audit
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CIRS Korea Elected as Organizer of the Pilot Project for the Analysis of Active Substance
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CIRS Korea was Granted Excellent Enterprise in Environmental Industry
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CIRS UK Formally Established in London
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CIRS Group Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak
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