2019 Summit Highlights

The sixth annual Regulatory Summit Asia took place on 19-20 November 2019, in Kuala Lumpur, and welcomed over 100 professionals from across the world to hear the latest developments and guidance on chemical regulatory developments from Asia,  North America, Europe, and the Middle East. The two-day Summit welcomed 27 speakers from leading organisations including BASF, Procter & Gamble, Lubrizol, Shell, knoell and PETRONAS.

Key topics that were covered include:

  • Hazardous chemicals management in China
  • China’s MEP Order 7 and data requirements
  • Food contact
  • Regulatory Landscape in the Americas (the Canada CMP, US TSCA and Latin America)
  • Updates from across Asia, including Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Singapore.
  • Malaysia’s regulatory background
  • South Korea’s K-REACH and K-BPR
  • The new Australian Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme and NZ Hazardous Substance changes
  • Brexit and UK REACH

View the full 2019 programme here


Agnes Lau
Head of Product Safety Asia Pacific, BASF

Jeff Li
Principal Scientist, Procter & Gamble

Mel Biring
Global Product Regulatory Advocacy Manager, Lubrizol


Cissie Yeung
Product Regulatory Manager APME - Downstream, Shell Eastern Petroleum

Salmaan H Inayat-Hussain
Head, Product Stewardship and Toxicology, Group Health, Safety, Security and Environment, PETRONAS

Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai
Regional Business Development Director (Asia-Pacific), knoell


View all speakers here

News articles from the conference:

Chinese ministry names three firms for new substance registration offences
China’s environment ministry has fined three domestic enterprises for offences under Order 7, the law on new substance registration. Find out more

Philippines publishes new polymer exemption criteria
The Philippines’ Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has published an administrative order, exempting certain new polymers from the pre-manufacture pre-importation notification (PMPIN) process. Find out more

Thailand draft chemicals law progresses to national committee
Proposals for the reform of Thailand's main chemicals management law are about to progress further along the country's law making process. Find out more

New substance registrants in China face liability requirements
Companies registering new substances in China will have to supply a ‘letter of commitment’, accepting their legal liability in the event of the chemical causing any damage, according to the draft revisions proposed to the new substance registration law, MEP Order 7. Find out more

Business groups take advantage of China's inventory nomination window
More than 320 companies or associations have nominated 1,560 substances for inclusion in China’s existing chemicals inventory ahead of the country’s proposed new law governing existing substances. Find out more

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