Print This Page

2018 Update: Progress on the Implementation of GHS in APEC Economies


At the 7th Chemical Dialogue (CD) meeting in Peru in 2008, the report of the Virtual Working Group on GHS titled “Developing Clarity and Consistency in the Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)” was endorsed.  This recognized the progress made and difficulties faced by APEC CD Members in their work to implement GHS across the region, and with our trading partners.

The Virtual Working Group developed the GHS Implementation Reporting Template to be used for regular reporting of GHS implementation progress.  This 2015 report is the sixth progress report of GHS implementation by APEC economies.


In total, there are 21 GHS reporting templates from 11 economies for analysis for this report. Reports were received from – Australia; Chile; Chinese Taipei; Hong Kong, China; Japan; Malaysia; the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Viet Nam, and the United States. The completeness of the report varies from only one section being completed (by 4 economies), to every section being completed. The reports from each of the economies are provided as attachments to this report. Where the economy identified no changes since the last report, the previous completed report is also provided as an attachment.

Download: 2018 CD Virtual Working Group Report  / attachments