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 four 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 and the Philippines.  

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;
  • extended producer responsibilities for packaging; 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, but they will also get practical suggestions for navigating the region’s often challenging regulatory procedures and processes. 

For those who have attended previous trainings on Singapore, this course will provide regulatory updates and impacts for companies based on the latest regulatory updates, including:  

  • latest updates to the chemical restriction list under the Environmental Protection and Management Act and Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) Regulations, which takes effect on August 2023;  
  • latest update of SS 586 – GHS classification, labelling and safety data sheet in Singapore, which has implemented the 7th revision of GHS;   
  • latest update on the chemical restrictions under the Misuse of Drugs Act; and
  • ongoing implementation of the reporting requirements for packaging being placed by brand owners on the market under the Resource Sustainability Act, as amended in April 2023, and Resource Sustainability (Packaging Reporting) Regulations, as amended in May 2023.  

Your trainer, Nhat Nguyen, is a US licensed attorney with over 15 years of global regulatory compliance. He currently serves as the Chief Analyst for Chemical Watch and leads a team providing content and insights to Chemical Watch's customers on regulatory compliance, technology, and scientific data regarding chemical and chemical products. Nhat is a recognised speaker at different global conferences on a wide variety of chemical compliance issues. Prior to Chemical Watch, he worked as an attorney, regulatory and compliance analyst and consultant, advising customers on a range of issues in Asia, the EU and the US. 

Attend individual modules for £250 or purchase the full bundle of 4 courses for £750 - email events@chemicalwatch.com