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METI Revises System for Labeling Harmful Chemical Substances

1:10 AM MDT | April 24, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan (METI; Tokyo) says it has revised ordinances, to conform with a global standard, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), established by the United Nations, as well as to reconcile the standards regarding indications. “In order to appropriately manage globally distributed chemical substances, it is effective to clearly convey information on hazardous and harmful chemical substances from the supplier to the recipient by labeling hazardous and harmful information such...

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