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Japan publishes the Schedule for Notifications of New Chemicals for 2023

Sep-29-2022 Chemical industry Chemical notification/ registration

On 9 September 2022, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) jointly published the Notif...

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2022 Japan GHS Revision

Jun-07-2022 GHS Labelling Safety data sheets (SDSs) Substance & mixture classification

Japanese standards on chemical classification, labelling and safety data sheets (SDSs), JIS Z 7252 and JIS Z 7253, have been aligned with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Rev.6.Until May, 24, 2022...

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Japan releases a new version of the online tool for GHS classification and labelling

May-06-2022 GHS Safety data sheets (SDSs) Substance & mixture classification

A new version of the Japanese online tool, Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Mixture Classification and Labelling Creation System (Nite-Gmiccs) from the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation ...

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Japan adds 4-methylbenzenesulfonic acid to its list of deleterious substances

Feb-08-2022 Active registration/ notification Chemical notification/ registration Product registration/ notification Substances of concern Japan

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan recently designated 4-methylbenzenesulfonic acid as a deleterious substance. This is an industrial substance widely used in coating prod...

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Japan is moving forward with the ban on the PFOA and its salts


Japan is going forward with a global ban on the production, import, and use of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and 2,2,2-Trichloro-1-(2-chlorophenyl)-1-(4-chlorophenyl) ethanol (also known a...

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Japan published 2021 schedule for low volume permit applications

Jan-28-2021 CSCL

Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) in 2021 has published the schedule for companies to notify new chemical substances manufactured or imported in volumes of less than 10 tonnes/year, or a...

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Japan: Chemical Substances Control Law Amended

Jan-01-1970 Japan Law Amended CSCL

Japan’s Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) goals to prevent environmental pollution caused by chemical substances that pose a risk to human health and interfere with the habitat and healthy ...

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