Update History of CLP Regulation Summarized by CIRS
5 Oct 2011, The European Commission published a draft Regulation amending the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures. This is the third adaptations progress (ATPs) to the CLP regulation.
More information about the third amendment and the update history of CLP regulation can be found here.
18 Oct 2011, China MEP released a draft Measures for the Registration of Environmental Administration of Hazardous chemicals for public consultations
The draft regulation requires companies who manufacture or use hazardous chemicals to register hazardous chemicals with local environmental protection authorities. Priority hazardous chemicals for environmental management are subject to more stringent requirements.
More info about this draft can be found here.
11 Oct 2011, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) of China released two laws regarding hazardous chemicals for public consultation.
Both laws are sub-measures of the Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals in China(Decree 591) released earlier in March this year.
One of them is the revised version of the Measures for the Administration of Registration of Hazardous Chemicals. These Measures stipulate the detailed requirements and procedures regarding the registration of hazardous chemicals in China. The key principle is that manufacturers and importers shall register chemicals listed in the Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals with the National Registration Center of Chemicals (NRCC) of SAWS prior to manufacture or importation for the first time.
The other one is called the Measures for The Administration of Safe Use License for Hazardous Chemicals, which requires companies who use hazardous chemicals to obtain a safe use license.
More info about those two laws and how they might impact on your business can be found here.