February 2023: Chemical Regulatory Updates in APAC Region

Mar. 03rd, 2023

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


On February 3, 2023, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment released a notice to make public Shanghai’s list of new pollutants subject to priority management, which was formulated based on the national list – List of New Pollutants for Priority Management (2023) and Shanghai’s Workplan for New Pollutants Treatment. It will come into force on March 1, 2023.  (Read more)

More regulation highlights in China:

🇰🇷South Korea

On February 7, 2023, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) issued MoE Notice No. 2023-56 to solicit public comments on the amendments to the Stipulated Quantities for Toxic Substances, Restricted Substances, Prohibited Substances, and Substances Subject to Authorization. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in South Korea:


On February 18, 2023, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Ministry of Environment (MoE) consulted on a ban on the manufacture and import of PFHxS and its salts and the import of some product types containing them via a partial revision to the Enforcement Ordinance of the Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL). Comments are welcome before March 19, 2023. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in Japan:

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