June 2023: Chemical Regulatory Updates in APAC Region

Jun. 30th, 2023

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


On June 16, 2023, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) opened up a public consultation on the drafts of GB 30000.1 Rules for classification and labeling of chemicals—Part 1: General specifications and GB 30000.X Rules for classification and labeling of chemicals— Part X: Desensitized explosives. Comments are welcome before August 16, 2023. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in China:

🇰🇷South Korea

On June 1, 2023, by NIER Announcement No.2023-21 and NIER Announcement No.2023-22, South Korea’s NIER made public the adopted amendments to the TCSL and the GHS Classification List. The amendments took effect immediately. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in South Korea:


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has opened a public consultation period until July 20, 2023, seeking opinions on the revision of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL). The purpose of the revision is to re-categorize substances that are subject to mandatory SDS and labelling requirements. It is expected to be finalized in early August 2023. (Read more)


The Australian government recently announced that new rules will be implemented in mid-2023 for decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and PFOA-related compounds, as part of the government’s efforts to protect the environment and human health from the potential risks posed by these target chemicals. (Read more)

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