3rd ASEAN Global Product Strategy (GPS) Leadership Meeting

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The third ASEAN GPS Leadership Meeting recently held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 02, 2016 was attended by delegates from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Muhtar Hashim who is currently the CICM Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Responsible Care Committee of Malaysia said that “Today’s meeting is the continuation of the two previous meetings in January and June. It is noteworthy that the ASEAN countries find benefit in this activity”.

It must be noted that the ICCA Capacity Building Task Force re-evaluated its set strategic objectives previously defined as “GPS awareness building workshop”, “Basic Product Stewardship” and “Chemicals Management in Downstream Customers”. ICCA knew that it would be a good idea for now to look back and re-design our future activities to reach the CB goals. In that sense, ICCA believes that ASEAN Expert meeting is one of the best opportunities to discuss such things by experts’ proactive participation from each country.

Ms. Kaori Matsue, ICCA Capacity Building Task Force Chairwoman (CB TF), presented the update from ICCA CP&H LG Meeting in Mid-land while Mr. Kazukuni Saito discussed the update on International Activities around Sound Chemical Management from the 2016 APEC SOM3 Chemical Dialogue in Peru and the release of JCIA BIGDr English Version.