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New Substances Added to the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs

January 28, 2020

On 16 January 2020, four new substances were added to the Candidate List for Authorisation (also known as substances of very high concern (SVHCs)).

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Health Canada Posts Hazardous Substance Assessments

January 27, 2020

Under the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), an SDS and label is required for any and all hazardous products that are...

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Draft published on the requirement to update the Registration dossier under REACH

January 27, 2020

After a REACH registration has been submitted successfully, ECHA is advising registrants to consider their Registration dossier a “living document” and keep the submitted information...

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Australia to adopt Revision 7 of the GHS

January 24, 2020

It was announced on Friday 10th of January 2020, that Australia has decided to move to the 7th Revision of the Globally Harmonised System of...

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South Africa: Moving Forward with GHS

January 24, 2020

South Africa has moved a step forward in regards to mandating that GHS, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, be implemented within...

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Taiwan Announces Amendments to Permit Registration and Approval Regulations for Toxic Chemical Substances and Abolition of Approval Regulations for Class 4 Toxic Chemical Substances

January 21, 2020

Taiwan's key law for chemical control, Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (毒性化學物質管理法), was amended and renamed Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act (毒性及關注化學物質管理法) on...

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Taiwan Publishes Amendments to Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations

January 21, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the amendment of Taiwan's Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations (毒性化學物質標示及安全資料表管理辦法) was published by the Environmental Protection...

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Chemicals Subject to Control by the Police and Army in Brazil

January 21, 2020

Ordinance No. 240/2019 defines the chemicals subject to control by the Federal Police.  All products on the lists are subject to control on transactions above...

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International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Notifies 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice

January 14, 2020

On January 10, 2020, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) announced the notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice (CoP).

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First Amendment to Annex VIII to CLP Published – EU Poison Centre Requirements

January 13, 2020

The first amendment to Annex VIII to CLP, relating to the harmonisation of EU Poison Centre information requirements, was published in the Official Journal on...

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UNECE Releases GHS Meeting Report on its 38th Session

January 10, 2020

On January 8, 2020, the UN released its ‘Report of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals’...

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NIOSH Requests Information for Developing Engineered Nanomaterials Occupational Exposure Limits

January 9, 2020

On December 17, 2019, in a Federal Register notice, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has invited the public to provide scientific...

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TSCA Chemical Data Reporting 2020: Are You Ready?

January 6, 2020

The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, under Section 8(a) of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), requires manufacturers and importers to submit data to...

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Focused on Classification, ECHA Publishes Results of the 6th Enforcement Forum

January 6, 2020

On December 17, 2019, ECHA published a report on the results of the Enforcement Forum project known as REF-6.

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EPA Designates High-Priority Substances

January 2, 2020

The EPA published a notice designating 20 chemical substances as High-Priority Substances for risk evaluation under Section 6(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) GHS implementation

December 18, 2019

In October 2019, the GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) published its first draft (GSO/TC01) for implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) in the GCC countries based...

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Australia Consults on Removal of Non-industrial Chemicals from AICS

December 17, 2019

Australia National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is seeking information on industrial uses of chemicals listed on the Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances...

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order to Revise Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Mercury and Mercury Compounds

December 12, 2019

On November 20, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued  DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-20: Chemical Control Order (CCO) for...

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EPA Considers Addition of PFAS to TRI

December 9, 2019

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment as EPA considers a future rule to add certain...

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SVHC in Articles Enforcement Project Report Published

November 27, 2019

Recently, the Forum conducted a pilot project concerning the communication and notification obligations of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in...

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Chemical Inventory Being Formed in Russia

November 26, 2019

Presently, no inventory of chemical substances similar to those of other industrialized countries exists in Russia despite numerous attempts to create it.

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order on Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds

November 25, 2019

On November 8, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-17: Chemical Control Order (CCO)...

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order on Polymers and Polymers of Low Concern (PLC):

November 22, 2019

On November 8, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-18, which outlines the requirements for...

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Australia Releases Decision Regulation Impact Statement for Workplace Exposure Standards

November 20, 2019

The decision regulation impact statement (RIS) for Workplace exposure standards in Australia was released by Safework Australia on 11th November 2019.

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