Environmental Regulatory Update in ASEAN

Ministry of Industry in Thailand published Ministerial Regulation on Type and Size of the Factory

Ministry of Industry in Thailand published Ministerial Regulation on Type and Size of the Factory

6 Aug 2020

Ministry of Industry published a ministerial regulation regarding type and size of the factory B.E. 2563 (2020). This ministerial regulation was issued on the 5th of August 2020 in order to update the type and size of the factory to be congruent with the revision of factory operation control regulation.

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Thailand published 1st existing chemicals inventory

Thailand published 1st existing chemicals inventory

15 Jul 2020

Department of Industrial Works published a notification regarding Existing Chemicals Inventory in Thailand No. 1 B.E. 2563 (2020). This notification was issued on the 22th of June 2020 in order to update the chemicals inventory, which has already been developed by DIW, that complies with hazardous substance regulation in Thailand.

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Notification concerning the prohibition of the importation of HCFCs/ R-22 based split and window type air conditioners, enter into force in Myanmar on 1st July 2020.

Notification concerning the prohibition of the importation of HCFCs/ R-22 based split and window type air conditioners, enter into force in Myanmar on 1st July 2020.

5 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Natural resources and Environmental Conservation in Myanmar issued the Notification in the early April 2020 concerning the prohibition of the importation of HCFCs/ R-22 based split and window type air conditioner equipment.

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Ministry of Industry Notification on Specification of Raw Material Sources Used in Industry

Ministry of Industry Notification on Specification of Raw Material Sources Used in Industry

4 Jun 2020

Ministry of Industry published a notification regarding the specification of raw material sources used in industry. This notification was issued on the 28th of May 2020 in order to enhance the efficiency of the country’s environmental management, and to support the internal use of the country’s resources and health benefits of the Thai citizens.

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Ministry of Industry opened a draft  notification on Self-declaration system to implement amended Factory Act

Ministry of Industry opened a draft notification on Self-declaration system to implement amended Factory Act

30 Apr 2020

Ministry of Industry opened a draft notification on Self-declaration system for public consultation in April 2020.

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Draft Notification on control of List 5.6 Hazardous Substance is open for public comments

Draft Notification on control of List 5.6 Hazardous Substance is open for public comments

15 Apr 2020

Department of Industrial Works opened two draft legal documents, which replace Ministerial Notifications published in 2015, for public comments:

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Thailand published 2 ministerial regulations under Factory Act

Thailand published 2 ministerial regulations under Factory Act

8 Apr 2020

In March 2020, Ministry of Industry has published 2 ministerial regulations under Factory Act B.E. 2535 (1992) regarding to measures on wastewater discharge & air emission control from the factory operations and reporting requirements about pollutants or chemicals used in the factory.

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Department of Industrial Works Notification on Soil and Groundwater Test Methods

Department of Industrial Works Notification on Soil and Groundwater Test Methods

20 Mar 2020

Department of Industrial Works (DIW) published a notification regarding the test methods of soil and groundwater in industrial areas B.E. 2563 (2020) on 29th January 2020.

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Laos published a Notification to ban mercury containing products for healthcare purpose

Laos published a Notification to ban mercury containing products for healthcare purpose

19 Mar 2020

Laos published a Notification from Ministry of Public Health: Notification on termination of importation, production, distribution and use of mercury containing products on 15 November 2019.

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FDA organized a public hearing for a draft Chemical Act (2nd draft)

FDA organized a public hearing for a draft Chemical Act (2nd draft)

22 Oct 2019

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand organized a public hearing for a draft Chemical Act (2nd draft) on 21 October 2019. Approximately 100 participants audited a presentation given by FDA officer and joined a Q&A session.

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Thailand updated a list of hazardous substances

Thailand updated a list of hazardous substances

17 Oct 2019

Thailand published a Notification of Ministry of Industry B.E. 2562 (2019): List of hazardous substances (No.5) in the Royal Gazette on 16 October 2019. Following substances were added to the List 5.1 controlled by Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Ministry of Industry, as a Type 3 Hazardous Substance.

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