Case Study: Chemical Compliance for Hazardous Substance Importer
Import of Dangerous Goods
client, a Japanese industrial printer manufacturer, expanded their business in
Thailand by establishing a branch for
import, sale, distribution and customer support. Some of the ink products used
for their printer contains hazardous substances regulated by Hazardous
Substance Act. Chemical composition and manufacturer’s information are a trade
secret for our client.
principle, 100% chemical composition and manufacturer’s information shall be
disclosed for import to Thailand. Or the importer shall pass the CBI
(confidential business information) process, which is somewhat complicated and
time-consuming. Overseas manufacturer’s understanding and cooperation is
indispensable to successfully complete the CBI process.
To import a hundreds of ink products with
their trade secret undisclosed, we coordinated the CBI process among the head
office in Japan, Thai branch, and many OEM manufacturers of various inks
worldwide. We clearly explained the detailed process of CBI to OEM
manufacturers who concern about their trade secret.
also provided consulting support for product registration and import license
application for Type-3 hazardous substances.
We enabled our client to import all industrial
ink products while their trade secret was undisclosed. At the same time, our
client complies with a variety of requirements under Hazardous Substance Act.