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2012 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 2012 report is the third report of the GHS implementation progress in APEC economies.  Six APEC CD Member Economies - Australia, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Thailand - have returned the 2012 GHS Implementation Progress Reporting Template to the Virtual Working Group on GHS.  The American Petroleum Institute (API) provided comments relevant to its industry sectors.

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