2018-08-16 15:10:00

We are going to provide you with a Thai / English version of minute and 16 pages of the Master Plan (Time line) on Chemicals and Hazardous Substances in English version for a charge. 


Please get in touch with Mr. Hashimoto ;


We believe that it is a good chance for you to compare our results with "The Fourth National Strategic Plan on Chemical Management (2012-2021) [1]", issued by National Committee on Strategy Development for Chemical Management and "The First Phase Action Plan [2012-2-15] Under The Fourth National Strategic Plan on Chemical Management [2012-2021][2]".



It should be noted that the original materials were written in Thai by a local consultancy, entrusted by DIW. Then HS-TECH ENGINEERING translated them to English.





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2018-08-08 20:20:00

August 7th at the Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, The Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Thailand held a one-day seminar / workshop with industrial sectors in Thailand to discuss a Master Plan on Chemicals and Hazardous Substance which was drafted by a consulting firm. The Master Plan will be refined and completed by this October.


The number of attendees were around 200 persons in the morning session and around 50 persons for the afternoon session.


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One-day Seminar / Workshop at Century Park Hotel, Bangkok


Organizers for the seminar / workshop introduced the position of the drafted Master Plan as follows;


1. Study the procedures on collection of information for the management of chemicals and hazardous substances in accordance with relevant laws including plans and work plans related to chemicals / hazardous substances.


2. Analyze the barriers to managing chemicals / hazardous substances that affect health, the environment and the economy and to propose solutions to address problems and obstacles.


3. Prepare Master Plan for the Management of Chemicals and Hazardous Substances targeted period of between 2562 (A.D. 2019) and 2569(A.D. 2026).


Details can be seen by clicking the portion below highlited in blue.



pdf minute diw seminar opening remarks aug 7th 2018.pdf (0.99MB)




The conceptual, educational and kind of irritating framework approach for the Master Plan on Chemicals reminds me of a contrastive survey [1] , conducted by Sriviriyanupap W. et al., entitled “ Developing indicators and method of drug classification according to Thai law” which had intended to reclassify the complexed categories of various drugs in Thailand with a budget from Thai Food & Drug Administration.


The survey pointed out that the Drug Act B.E. 2510 did not clarify the obvious criteria, indicators & methods of the registered drug classification before and should be harmonized with other countries.






We do hope that the drafted Master Plan on Chemicals by DIW should be more and more practical and useful with the involvement of regulatory experts in chemicals for major players, particularly industrial sectors who make every effort in keeping compliance for various regulations around the globe.



2018-08-04 14:15:00

Key points:


An announcement on Data Base by Vietnam Chemicals Agency (Vinachemia), Vietnamese Government; 


We can download the data from the web site at;



Draft version of the “National Chemicals Inventory” was made public in March 2017.


Substance which had already listed on the “National Chemicals Inventory” or “International Chemicals inventory”, prepared by Vietnamese Government was not regarded as new substance in accordance with Law on Chemical. At present, the two inventories have not been available to the public.


It might be preferable for players to register their products to the Inventory which enables them to save cost in application for new substances.  On the other hand, activities in apply for the Inventory were postponed.


Several years are expected to build the new substance registration system. Therefore, it should be encouraged to apply procedures in priority setting when restarting the system.





The information above was brought us in personal communication with an expert for "Law on Chemical", Vietnam.


For your reference; 

Some Japanese sectors such as The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a part of Japanese Government has been taking major role in development of this Data Base.