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 Vietnam, this course will provide regulatory updates and impacts for companies based on the latest regulatory updates, including:  

  • Decree No 82/2022/ND-CP, which amended 113/2017/ND-CP, on issues relating to chemical notification, GHS labelling, safety data sheets, etc;  
  • Circular No 17/2022/TT-BCT, which amended Circular No 32/2017/TT-BCT on chemical management;  
  • Circular No 16/2022/TT-BNNPTNT – technical requirements for wood adhesives;  
  • Circular No 18/2022/TT-BKHCN – (electronic or QR code labelling); and 
  • implementation of the Law on Environmental Protection No 72/2020/QH14, Decree No 08/2022/ND-CP, Circular No 02/2022/TT-BTNMT as relating to POP chemicals restrictions, labelling, reporting and notification, and extended producer responsibilities for packaging.  

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 chemicals 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 

Is this a key topic of interest for your business? We can run this training course exclusively for your organization, as a tailored learning experience. Email us at events@chemicalwatch.com for more information