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Chile consults on overhaul of food additives legislation

Sep-09-2022 FCM GMP Human health exposure

The Chilean Ministry of Health opened, on 22 August, 2022, a consultation on proposed amendments to the Chilean Food Health Code. The proposals would completely modify Title III of the Code – which ...

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Chile adapts transport and storage legislation to new chemicals management framework

Aug-31-2022 Labelling Safety data sheets (SDSs) Chemical supply-chain Decree 1630

In 2019, Chile adopted Supreme Decree 57 (DS/57), on the Classification, Labelling and Notification of Chemical Substances. DS/57 seeks to comprehensively implement the UN GHS in Chile, as well as int...

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Resolution exemplifying packing material published in Chile

May-20-2022 EPR for packaging materials Packaging Product classification

The Chilean Ministry of Environment published on May 10, 2022, Resolution 240/2022 to better identify products that fall under packing materials and further indicate the corresponding categories. The ...

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Chile Shows How Its Notification System Will Work

Nov-05-2021 Chemical notification/ registration Chile Regulatory update

In September, Chile reaffirmed commitments with the Latin American Regulatory Cooperation Forum (LARCF), an association promoting dialogue and information exchange, training initiatives, a...

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Chile leads the way on chemical safety in Latin America: Decree published

Mar-30-2021 Chemical inventory Chemical notification/ registration Chile

On February 9, 2021, Chile approved its rules for the classification, labeling, and notification of dangerous chemical substances and mixtures (Decree 57) in the official gazette. Decree 57 was ...

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Chile Sets Goals for Electrical Electronic Equipment

Mar-16-2022 Chile Electrical & electronics Regulatory update Restricted substances in EEE

Chile’s Environmental Ministry (MMA) promulgated on February 28, 2022, a Decree establishing collection and recycling goals for batteries and Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). Furthermore...

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Chile targets indiscriminate single-use of plastics

Mar-03-2022 Circular economy Plastics Chile

Since February 13, 2022, single-use plastics products have faced a ban in Chile. Law 21.368 was published in August 2021 and aims to fight back the indiscriminate use of single-use plastics in diffe...

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