Consumer Product Safety Commission Publishes Final Rule to Prohibit Additional Phthalates in Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles

by Jennifer Haggerty  As mentioned in a previous article, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), under the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) prohibits certain phthalates above a 0.1% threshold in children’s toys or child care articles.  On October 27, 2017, the…

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Vietnam Publishes New Decree Regulating the Implementation of Several Articles of the Chemical Law 

by Thuy Dang  On October 9th, 2017, the Vietnamese Government published Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP guiding the implementation of several articles of the Chemical Law (2007).  Key points are as follows:  Lists of industrial chemicals that are subject to conditional/limited production/trading as well as procedures for granting certificates of eligibility for production or trading of listed chemicals. …

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Taiwan Revises Guidelines on the Handling of Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances

by Shanice Chia  Since September 26, 2017, the revised Guidelines on Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances and the Management of Their Handling was gazetted and became effective.  The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Executive Yuan announced 13 types of chemical substances as Category 4 toxic chemical substances in…

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