ASEAN Regulatory Cooperation Project (ARCP) Workshop

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The 2nd workshop on ARCP was held in Singapore on October 25-26, 2017. It was hosted by Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) and is jointly organized by American Chemistry Council (ACC), and the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) in collaboration with SCIC.


The ARCP is an initiative of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)’s Global Regulatory Cooperation Task Force (GRC TF) under the auspices of the ICCA Chemical Policy and Health Leadership Group (CP&H LG). Enhanced regulatory cooperation has the potential to significantly reduce costs for governments and industry alike, thus helping member states to achieve their regulatory mandate of protecting human health and the environment without creating unnecessary barriers to trade.


The objective of the Workshop is to bring regulators and industry representatives from ASEAN member states together again to enhance coordination and build stronger relationships amongst regulators, and with industry. The workshop also focused on two key items derived from the November 2016 workshop: alignment of GHS and chemical inventory requirements in ASEAN.