Date: Jun 17, 2009
The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) under Taiwan's Executive Yuan announced two drafts of Guidelines for Existing Chemical Substance (ECS) Nomination and Guidelines for New Chemical Substance (NCS) Notification in April 2009. The new system is planned to be finalized by the end of 2009. Therefore any comment should be filed with CLA as soon as possible.
Although this will create burden to the chemical industry, the procedure and data requirement for notifying NCS are not too different from those in US or China. No additional local testing will be required and the data requirement appears to be flexible and reasonable.
The memo below will highlight the key points in the new draft regulations as well as pointing out the areas that might be of potential concern.