Chemical Management

Asia/ASEAN related information


NITE supports for the construction of "ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database," which will be the information infrastructure common to the ASEAN countries.

In addition, NITE provides technical supports for bilateral cooperation with Asian countries performed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and/or through NITE's own approach, in order to establish the good relationships with them and/or to contribute on the improvement of their chemical management capabilities.

1. The ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database

The ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database (AJCSD) is a database co-developed by ASEAN countries and Japan based on an agreement reached at ASEAN Economic Ministers and METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee(AMEICC) Working Group on Chemical Industry (WG-CI).
The AJCSD contains regulatory information on chemical substances provided directly by the governments of ASEAN countries, hazardous information, GHS Classification results, sample SDS, etc.
NITE is the operator of the AJCSD, and started the full operation from April 28, 2016.

 The ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database
       October 10, 2018    Data on AJCSD has been updated.
       June 5, 2018    Guidance Video on AJCSD has been published.
       January 30, 2018    User's Manual has been published.You can see it on the footer of AJCSD Top page.

The leaflet on AJCSD are ;here(link to METI's homepage).

In 2010 and 2011, "ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)", an international organization undertaking policy research and providing analytical policy recommendations to support for roles of ASEAN countries, conducted a series of studies on chemical safety. The year-2011 study "Study on the Feasibility of an Information Infrastructure for the Future Chemicals Management Scheme in the Asian Region", recommended the development of a database to help approaches on chemical managements in the region.
The report showed the concept of the chemical safety database which has a function to exchange chemical risk and hazard data with NITE-CHRIP (NITE Chemical Risk Information Platform) in Japan.

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2. The Technical Support for Bilateral Cooperation with Asian Countries

(1)Technical Support for Bilateral Cooperation performed by METI

NITE provides technical supports for Bilateral Cooperation based on the MOCs (Memorandum for Cooperation) with Vietnam or Thailand performed by METI. The details on the MOCs are described in the following METI's websites.

(2)Bilateral Cooperation performed by NITE

In order to establish the good relationships, NITE concludes the MOUs (the Memorandum of Understandings) on information exchange and cooperation in the field of chemical management with East Asia as bilateral cooperation.

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3. Technical Support for Human Resource Development toward the Improvement on the Chemical Management Capabilities of Asian Countries

Technical support for JICA projects and/or JICA training programs

NITE provides technical supports for JICA projects and/or JICA training programs on chemical management, such as the risk assessments, developing databases, GLP schemes, etc. planned by METI, through participating in them as experts for providing lectures, etc.

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