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China REACH

China REACH

China published proposals for its equivalent to the EU REACH regulations in May 2009. This aims to control the manufacture, import and use of chemicals and has similarities with the EU REACH regulations. The original proposals included very few obligations that affected substances in “articles”, as fabricated products are referred to by EU REACH, although it is clear that some ...

China REACH-trade barrier or not?

On 21 May 2009 the Ministry of Environment Protection of China launched the closed inter ministries consultation on the proposed amendments to the Measures on the Environmental Control of New Chemical Substances….China REACH.   Information provided by the Korean Environmental Council in Europe suggests that, amongst others, the most significant changes in the proposed Measures of 21 May 2009 are ...