Little Pro on 2016-01-05
The Hazardous Substances List in Thailand includes over 1,500 entries of chemicals that are controlled by various authorities under Thailand Hazardous Substances Act. This list is further divided into 6 annexes based on responsible authorities.
On the hazardous substances list, you can find the English name and CAS No. of a hazardous substance, its management type and applicable conditions. The management type determines what kind of regulatory actions are needed for compliance.
The picture below is an example of two hazardous substances listed in annex 5.1 subject to the control of the Department of Industrial Works (DIW)
By referring to the table below you can find out how above two hazardous substances are regulated in Thailand.
Note: In Thailand, hazardous substances include both substances and mixtures.
The hazardous substance list has been amended several times since it was firstly published in 1995. The consolidated list of hazardous substances was published in 2013 via DIW notice B.E. 2556 and is amended by DIW B.E.2558 published in Feb 2015.
Attention shall be drawn to the annex 5.6 of the Hazardous Substances List. It is a new generic entry covering all other chemicals (including both substances and mixtures) meeting the definition of hazardous substances under the Hazardous Substances Act (added in Feb 2015 by B.E. 2558). Type 1 has been assigned to this entry. Most of substances or mixtures meeting GHS classification criteria will fall within its scope. It is new obligation for manufacturers and importers to notify their production and import if the volume of a hazardous substance or mixture exceeds 1 ton per year.
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