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Summary

For the first time ChemCon took place in Asia-Pacific. ChemCon Asia 2003 was hosted in Singapore, from October 27th to 30th, 2003. More than 160 experts attended the 2003 conference and exhibition representing more than 70 companies, authorities and international organizations from over 25 countries.

In the conference sessions, seminars and round table talks aspects of international chemical control around the globe were discussed with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific countries covering current and emerging legislation on reporting and testing of new chemicals, chemical inventories, evaluation of existing chemicals, classification and labelling, risk management, hazard communication and product registration.

About 50 countries from Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas were spotlighted in detail and a lot of horizontal topics with a global or regional relevance were covered.


Highlights
  • APEC and the chemical dialogue; Datuk Mohamed Al-Amin, Chemical Industry Council Malaysia
  • The challenge of handling chemicals in Asia - Pacific; Frank Sprow, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Overview of governmental structure and chemical control legislation in P.R. China; Edlin Maskor, ExxonMobil Chemical Asia Pacific
  • New Chemical Policy in the EU and its consequences for Asia-Pacific; Rob Donkers, European Commission DG ENV
  • A global vision of MAN (Mutual Acceptance of Notifications); Craig Barker, CIBA SC
  • Japan's approach to handling New Chemicals; Kazuya Ishii, Japan Chemical Industry Association
  • The Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling; Karon Armstrong, 3M
  • Other topics covered: Chemical control system in the Philippines; US Toxic Substances Control Act; Changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and its New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR); International Conventions: PIC, POPs, Chemical Weapons; Chemical control in Australia and New Zealand and recent developments in chemical control in Korea; Regulatory convergence or harmonisation - the US perspective, the European & the Asia-Pacific perspective; Global trading of Chemicals ?regulatory impact; Regulatory compliance tools; WTO issues.
Countries covered
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latin American Countries, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, PR China, Singapore, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam...


Proceedings

The CD Rom with the papers and presentations of the topics covered in the conferences sessions is available for 150, - plus 25, - for shipment (and 20% VAT where applicable) by sending an order e-mail to officeREMOVE@chemconREMOVE.net or download CD Rom Order Form and fax it to +43 1 546 8008 34. Payment has to be made in advance by credit card (Visa, Master Card, Diners).


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