Navigating the Regulatory landscape of chemicals in Japan can be a complex and challenging, especially for businesses seeking to import or manufacture chemicals within the country. In this blog, we shall explore the key aspects of chemical regulations in Japan, with the aim of providing businesses and individuals with comprehensive guidance on how to understand and comply with these Regulatory norms.
The Chemical industry is the second-largest manufacturing industry in Japan. With increasing production and use the Chemical Regulatory Authorities of Japan aim to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals and protect the health of the workers. One of the aspects of sound chemical management is the establishment and implementation of legal frameworks. Therefore, chemical companies that intend to manufacture/import a new chemical substance must notify the same to the following three (3) ministries at least three months before the manufacture or importation: