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3E EHS Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest thoughts on the ever-evolving EHS regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of Verisk 3E’s most prolific and valued subject matter specialists weighing in on some of the more complex and time-consuming issues affecting our industry today, including TSCA Reform, REACH, GHS, Conflict Minerals and more.

January 9, 2018Nhat Nguyen

On 28 December 2017, Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular 32/2017/TT-BCT on Requirements and Guidance on a Few Articles of the Chemical Law and Decree 113/2017/ND-CP on Specifying A Few Articles of the Chemical Law .

January 3, 2018Nhat Nguyen

The Food and Drug Administration of Thailand published a draft amendment to the Food Act B.E. 2522, which is the seminal regulation on food and food safety in Thailand.

December 20, 2017Jomarie Garcia

On 27 October 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finalized a rule to prohibit a content greater than 0.1% of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP), and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) in children’s toys and child care articles. The rule will enter into...

December 20, 2017Verisk 3E Research Team

The Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization (GSO) has published a draft standard for additives permitted for use in foodstuffs.

December 19, 2017Xiaolu Wang

On 13 December 2017, the Japanese Government announced enforcement dates related to the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL), as amended on 7 June 2017.

December 12, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 6 December 2017, California's Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published amendments to Article 6 on the provision of “clear and reasonable” warnings for purposes of Proposition 65. The amendments, which are now encoded into the Proposition 65 regulations, have the purpose of clarifying and correcting some of the...

December 5, 2017Xiaolu Wang

Taiwan’s Executive Yuan published a news article on its website on 9 November 2017 indicating that it had passed the Proposed Amendments to the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act on the same day.

December 4, 2017Nhat Nguyen

On 3 November 2017, the Vietnam Food Agency (VFA) issued the 8th Draft ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) for Inspection and Certification of Food Hygiene for Prepared Foodstuff Products, which outlines the process for creating a single inspection and certification point for food products circulated on the ASEAN market.

November 27, 2017Cristina Caro Tovar

Chile has published a proposed regulation to implement the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The notice-and-comment period ends 5 January 2018. 3E Review On 7 November 2017, the Ministry of Health of Chile published the draft of the regulation implementing GHS. The draft...

November 13, 2017Scott Stephens

On 6 November 2017, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) held an exchange of views on food contact materials (FCMs) legislation with the European Commission.

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