• Taiwan Releases Draft Regulation on New and Existing Chemical Notification
  • September 23, 2014 | Author: Thomas C. Berger
  • Law Firms: Keller and Heckman LLP - Indianapolis Office ; Keller and Heckman LLP - Shanghai Office
  • On August 25, 2014, the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) released a draft “Regulation of Chemical Substance Registration and Management” (Regulation). The Regulation was developed to implement amendments to Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA), which were adopted last November and require registration of both new and existing chemicals in Taiwan. With comments on the draft Regulation due October 28, 2014, and several EPA / stakeholder meetings planned between now and then, the regulation is scheduled to take effect on December 11, 2014 (Article 34). This memorandum provides an overview of the draft Regulation and highlights key points of interest to industry.