Asia Updates

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:21

Japan’s environment council has recommended classifying PFOA as a Class I substance. This would ban the import, manufacture or sale of products containing the substance.South Korea has published draft revisions to K-REACH implementation rules aimed at accelerating the introduction of new substances to help companies deal with potential supply difficulties resulting from the ongoing dispute with Japan.South Korea has also published the data requirements for biocidal substance and product approvals under its K-BPR legislation. Australian industry is supporting government plans to upgrade to GHS 7, according to a consultation that showed respondents unanimously backed the proposal.In this expert focus, Mark Thompson, a partner at law firm Keller and Heckman, examines Japan's plans for the new positive list system for food contact plastics.In a separate analysis, Latham & Watkins partners Tommy Beaudreau and Paul Davies, along with associates Andrew Westgate and Stijn van Osch, examine China's evolving regulatory regime and its implications for businesses.