2019 conference highlights
This year’s annual AsiaHub Summit USA (21-22 March 2019) brought the latest developments in Asian chemicals regulations to Washington, DC.
The Summit welcomed speakers from regulatory authorities and industry, who provided their perspectives into both the regulations and best practice for staying compliant.
The first day of the Summit featured presentations about regulatory developments in China.
Day two featured presentations from speakers representing countries from across Asia and Australasia, including South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India, and Australia.
Topics that were discussed over the two days included:
- Compliance with China REACH, including alternatives to animal testing
- Food contact and cosmetics regulations in China
- Updates on K-REACH and K-BPR
- Chemicals management in Japan, Thailand, and India
P&G flags pre-registration and polymer rules as K-REACH challenges
Consumer chemical companies face unique challenges regarding the pre-registration requirements under K-REACH, Jeff Li, principal scientist at P&G Technology in Beijing, told delegates at the AsiaHub Summit in Washington, DC last week. Find out more
Philippines expands scope for priority control chemicals
Expanded requirements from the Environmental Management Bureau will require more companies operating in the Philippines to obtain compliance certificates for substances on the priority control list, delegates at the AsiaHub Summit in Washington, DC heard last week. Find out more
Tweet from the day:
This year's #AsiaHubSummitUSA19 is underway! Looking forward to the next couple of days & finding out about the latest developments in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and other countries.— Chemical Watch (@chemicalwatch) March 21, 2019
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- “Most of the presentations [were] well prepared and very informative.” – Jeff Li, Procter & Gamble, China
- “I was very satisfied with many questions from the participants and their answers.” – Hitoshi Nanimoto, NITE, Japan