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Technical Article Sharing - FAQ about Hazardous Waste According to paragraph 4 of Article 88 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste, hazardous waste refers to the solid waste that is included in the National List of Hazardous Waste or identified as having hazardous characteristics according to the national standards and methods for the identification of hazardous waste. Oct 10, 2019 Business News
New Hampshire, USA, Regulates Flame Retardants in Residential Upholstered Furniture New Hampshire becomes the latest US state to regulate flame retardants (FRs) in residential upholstered furniture. The new restrictions will be implemented in phases, starting January 2020. Sep 17, 2019 Updates
US New York State Prohibits Sale of Crib Bumper Pads On August 13, 2019, New York State enacted a new law prohibiting the sale of crib bumper pads and the restriction of the use of such pads in certain settings. Sep 16, 2019 Updates
Taiwan Amends the Children’s Raincoat Inspection Requirements for Phthalates The Taiwan Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) adopts the most recent version of CNS 15503 as the inspection standard for children’s raincoats. Sep 16, 2019 Updates
Japan Revises MRLs for Amoxicillin in Food-Producing Animals On July 31, 2019, Japan’s MHLW proposed a draft revision of the country’s MRLs for Amoxicillin by referring Codex Alimentarius Commission. The closing date to submit comments is September 29, 2019. Sep 13, 2019 Updates
Anchorage, Alaska, Codifies Flame Retardant Ordinance on Certain Products The City of Anchorage has recently codified its Ordinance on flame retardants in certain products. The restrictions will become effective on January 1, 2020. Sep 10, 2019 Updates
Taiwan Releases Updated CNS 15290 Safety Requirements for Textile Products The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan revised and published CNS 15290:2018 to establish the general safety requirements for textile and apparel products. Sep 09, 2019 Updates
US State of Illinois Bans BPA in Thermal Paper Illinois becomes the latest state in the US to ban BPA in thermal paper. The prohibition will become effective on January 1, 2020. Sep 02, 2019 Updates
US State of Illinois Bans BPA in Thermal Paper Illinois becomes the latest state in the US to ban BPA in thermal paper. The prohibition will become effective on January 1, 2020. Sep 02, 2019 Updates
SGS Responsible Business Services - Updated China Laws and Regulations Understanding and observing the laws and regulations timely is the key to the supply chain assessment, therefore the relative updates will be displayed as below. Up to 2019/7/1, Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai and Shanxi already increased minimum wage standard nationwide. Besides, some regulations have been updated: On June 5, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment approved and issued the as the National Environmental Protection Standard; the social insurance contribution rate and payment base in Shenzhen was implemented on July 1st ; the was implemented since Aug 1st, etc.. Aug 29, 2019 Business News