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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.

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.

November 6, 2017Scott Stephens

The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) postponed, for the second time, a vote on 25 October 2017 to renew the license for the herbicide glyphosate.

October 31, 2017Xiaolu Wang

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published the Invite for Response to the Amendments to the Pharmaceutical Administration Law on 23 October 2017. The amendments propose to confirm and establish a liability system for Holders of Drug Marketing Licenses. In addition, various administrative permits would be repealed, with an...

October 25, 2017Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare published the Proposed Amendment to Food Businesses Subject to Requirements for the Establishment of a Traceability System of Food Products (預告「應建立食品追溯追蹤系統之食品業者」修正草案) (the Proposal) on 12 October 2017. The Proposal, once adopted, would add various types of food businesses to the scope of companies subject...

October 24, 2017Jomarie Garcia

Health Canada issued a statement on 21 October 2017 to propose an amendment to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), also known as the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015). The amendment to the regulations would provide industry members the possibility of utilizing prescribed concentration ranges in safety data sheets...

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