Taiwan Modifies Requirements for Labeling and SDSs for Toxic Chemicals

The Taiwanese Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to align the labeling requirements for toxic chemicals and chemicals of concern with the EU’s CLP regulation. Taiwan is simultaneously harmonizing the EPA regulations with those of the Ministry of Labor. Right now, the requirements differ. The EPA has initiated a consultation on the proposed changes that runs until August 20.

The proposal published at the end of July (in taiwanese) defines the minimum requirements that will apply to chemical labels and the contents of SDSs in the future. For example, it defines the size of labels.

The following requirements are proposed, depending on the volume of the container:

  • ≤3 liters: At least 52 mm x 74 mm when possible
  • >3 to ≤50 liter: At least 74 mm x 105 mm
  • >50 to ≤500 liters: At least 105 mm x 148 mm
  • >500 Liter: At least 148 mm x 210 mm

The proposal also states the toxic chemicals and chemicals of concern are to be classified in the future according to the Republic of China’s standard CNS 15030.

If the concentration of a chemical is lower than the amount that would classify it as dangerous, the label must display the name of the dangerous contents, warnings, and information about the supplier. But if the concentration is higher than that defined in the standard, the label must also display the English name of the chemical, its CAS registration number, and the percentage of the concentration by weight.

The EPA wants to give companies until the end of August 2023 to implement the changes.

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