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Japan's METI Requires Comprehensive Reporting on Two Priority Assessment Chemicals

Nov-23-2023 CSCL METI

On 1 November 2023, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a directive requiring companies to submit detailed information on two priority assessment chemicals (PACs) under t...

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Japan issues proposal to classify NPE as Class II Specified Chemical Substance

Nov-08-2023 CSCL METI

On 27 October 2023, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a proposal to classify poly(oxyethylene) nonylphenyl ether (NPE) as a Class II specified chemical substance accor...

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Japan revises the classification of 6 chemicals under GHS

Oct-21-2023 GHS METI MHLW

On September 25, 2023, Japan’s National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) amended the recommended classifications of six substances based on the sixth revised edition of the UN Globally ...

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Japan revises its list of chemicals requiring SDSs and GHS labels

Oct-12-2023 GHS Safety data sheets (SDSs) MHLW

In Japan, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has taken significant steps to improve workplace safety by updating the list of substances that require safety data sheets (SDSs) and labels...

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Japan requests hazard information for ‘default candidate substance’

Oct-09-2023 Chemical inventory METI MHLW

On 20 September 2023, the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) jointly issued a Notice requestin...

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Japan Notifies WTO of Strict Measures Against PFHxS and its Derivatives

Sep-12-2023 Chemical inventory MHLW

In a significant move aimed at curbing environmental pollution, Japan has officially notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intention to designate Perfluorohexane Sulfonate (PFHxS), its is...

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Japan includes three POPs to the Class I Specified Chemical Substances List

Aug-31-2023 CSCL METI

The Manufacturing Industries Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has unveiled a groundbreaking decision to include three POPs (persistent organic pollutants) to the Class I Sp...

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