Explore the Asean regulatory landscape

Asia-Pacific plays a major role in the world economy, with China, India and Taiwan being the regional powerhouses. However, companies looking to diversify their supply chains are starting to find South-East Asia an increasingly attractive area for expansion. Ten countries come together under the umbrella of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and, taken together, they represent the world’s fifth-largest market.

Whether companies are looking to expand into new markets, or shift their supply chain operations, the chemical management measures and legislation in place in many of these countries can be a barrier that needs to be overcome.

Over six modules, this online training course will provide an overview of the regional regulatory landscape, with a focus on the current chemical management requirements in Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. 

Modules in the series include:

  • Chemical Management Requirements in Vietnam – 1 March, 14:00 GMT
  • Chemical Management Requirements in Singapore – 2 March, 14:00 GMT
  • Chemical Management Requirements in Thailand – 3 March, 14:00 GMT
  • Chemical Management Requirements in the Philippines – 8 March, 14:00 GMT
  • Chemical Management Requirements in Malaysia and Indonesia – 9 March, 14:00 GMT
  • Chemical Management Requirements in Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos – 10 March, 14:00 GMT

 By attending this online training course, you will learn the following about each of these jurisdictions:

  • notification and licensing requirements;
  • chemicals restrictions;
  • classification, labelling and packaging and safety data sheet requirements; and
  • pending draft changes that might alter the current framework.

There will also be an exploration of the individual differences between Asean member nations, as well as a look at how they differ from other regulatory regimes in Europe, the US, and the rest of Asia Pacific

Not only will attendees get an in-depth explanation of South-East Asia’s regulatory requirements, they will also get practical suggestions for navigating the region’s often challenging regulatory procedures and processes.

How does this course differ from the 2020 series?

This course also differs from the series that was held in 2020. This year, there will be detailed discussions on:

  • the nomination the draft national chemical inventory, and walk through of how people may do that, in Vietnam;
  • the new draft chemica law in Thailand;
  • the packaging reporting requirement in Singapore; and
  • the requirement on household and urban hazardous substances in the Philippines.

There will also be a dedicated 30-minute session where course attendees can ask trainer Nhat Nguyen specific questions or discuss any challenges they may have within their job role in relation to the above course (only available to those who book all six modules). 

What can you expect from the training course series?

 The series will provide information for companies seeking to:

  • introduce chemical products into the South-East Asian market for the first time;
  • keep up to date with the latest developments and requirements in the region; and
  • prepare and plan for upcoming changes.

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