Little Pro on 2016-01-05
In Jul 2020, Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works (DIW) published the country’s first existing chemical inventory.The online inventory contains 11,476 chemicals. The inventory can be access below.
It allows for searches via:
In the inventory, substances are classified as hazardous substances types 1-4.
Thailand is working on a draft law (known as Thailand REACH) to replace the existing Hazardous Substance Act (HSA). It introduces a new system for registering and classifying chemicals, as well as establishing a national chemical agency.
The regulatory requirements for hazardous substances in the national chemical inventory almost remain unchanged (for example, notification of production/import volume, hazards, licenses based on different hazardous substance types). The only difference is that chemical substances in the inventory will be screened. Substances meeting the following criteria will be prioritized for screening.
Substances which are identified as SVHC after screening will require the submission of chemical risk assessment report. Grace periods will be given based on tonnage bands. Companies can carry out the joint submission and share costs. As the result of the risk assessment, the hazardous substance type of the assessed substances may be designated or updated.
New chemical substances are those that are not listed on Thailand national chemical inventory. Basically, new substances that are not hazardous or do not meet SVHC criteria qualify for simplified risk assessment report. Otherwise, full risk assessment report will be required. In addition to that, notification of production/import volume and hazard is required if the volume of hazardous new substance is above 1t/y (see Thailand Hazardous Substances Notification). Listing new substances in national chemical inventory is possible after 3 years.
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