SGS Summarizes Japanís Regulation of Three POP Chemicals

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 16, 2023 - SGS, the worldís leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS looking at Japanís designation of three substances as Class I Specified Chemical Substances.

    The Manufacturing Industries Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has designated three persistent organic pollutants (POP) as Class I Specified Chemical Substances under the nationís ĎAct on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of their Manufacture, etc.í This act is also known as the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL).

    The three substances are:
    ē Methoxychlor Ė a pesticide
    ē Dechlorane plus Ė a flame retardant
    ē UV-328 Ė a UV-absorber

    METIís announcement in August 2023 follows a decision at the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, where these substances were listed for elimination under Annex A to the Convention.

    SGS has published SafeGuardS 111.23 to help stakeholders understand the new restrictions. It includes details of several important dates contained within the announcement, including the date of applicability.

    Stakeholders are advised to review SGSís original SafeGuardS 111.23 for more information.

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    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Japan to Regulate Three POP 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 Connectivity & Products

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