December 2023: Chemical Regulatory Updates in APAC Regions

Jan. 05th, 2024

This is a collection of regulatory updates in Asia-Pacific regions, including China REACHK-REACHJapan CSCL, etc.


By a circular issued on December 4, 2023, the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MoT) announced the revised Provisions on the Administration of the Road Transport of Dangerous Goods, which took effect immediately. The Provision was initially issued on July 12, 2005, and has undergone four subsequent revisions in 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2023. Its most recent revision was adopted on November 10, 2023, and has been recently made public. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in China:

🇰🇷🇯🇵 South Korea and Japan

South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) recently concluded the solicitation of comments on the proposal for prioritizing the inclusion of DBP (CAS No. 84-74-2), BBP (CAS No. 85-68-7) and DEHP (CAS No. 117-81-7) in the Authorization List under K-REACH. By the MoE Notice No. 2023-554, stakeholders were invited to submit their comments or information associated with these chemicals from October 6, 2023 to December 4, 2023. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in South Korea and Japan:

Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, India and Turkey

With the approaching KKDIK registration deadline of December 31, 2023, the Turkish Minister of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change(MoEUCC) revised the KKDIK Regulation (Turkey REACH) on December 23, 2023 to gradually extend the registration deadlines based on tonnage and hazard classification. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in Australia, Malaysia, India and Turkey:

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