Five Hazardous Substances Regulated in Singapore

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 13, 2022 - Companies operating in Singapore are reminded that the authorities have issued two amendments under the Environment Protection and Management Act 1999 (EPMA) to regulate five hazardous chemicals and products containing these chemicals.

    The amendments relate to:
    • Amitrole
    • Dechlorane Plus
    • Iprodione
    • Nonylphenol NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE)
    • UV-328

    The rules affect all economic operators – importers, manufacturers and distributors – who must now apply for a Hazardous Substance (HS) license/permit for their import, export, sale, storage or use. However, stakeholders should also be aware that Part 1 of the Second Schedule of the EPMA does not provide exclusions for these five chemicals and therefore they are now essentially prohibited.

    Published on May 31, 2022, the two amendments are:
    • S 435/2022 ‘Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 – amends the Schedule to the Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (Rg 4)
    • S 436/2022 ‘Environmental Protection and Management Act 1999 (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2022’ – amends Part 1 of the Second Schedule to the Environmental Protection and Management Act 1999

    They will come into effect on March 1, 2023.

    SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS that details the amendments and their potential impact on consumer goods suppliers working in Singapore. For greater detail and a list of potential applications associated with the substances, view SafeGuardS 078.22.

    SGS Consumer Product Services
    SGS is committed to providing information about development in regulations for consumer products as complimentary services. Through a global network of laboratories, SGS provides a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Consumer Product Services. []

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Singapore Regulates Five Hazardous Chemicals SafeGuardS. []

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    For further information contact:

    Dr. HingWo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
    LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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