Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works (DIW) published a draft amendment to the list 5.6 notification rules. Until now, manufacturers or importers of substances or mixtures > 1,000 kg/year must provide information in compliance with the WoAo/AoKo 20 Form (aka List 5.6 notification). The notification must be conducted via the DIW’s electronic service system within 60 days once the production or import of hazardous substance products (substance/ mixture) exceeds 1,000 kg.
The DIW is currently accepting public comments in regard to the proposed amendment. The change is about the repeal of the Notification of Ministry of Industry (MOI) Re: the Notification of the production or import of hazardous substances of List 5.6 under the responsibility of Department of Industrial Works B.E. 2558 (2015). Under the proposed amendment, manufacturers or importers of substances or mixtures which have the total amount of the single substance in all products > 1,000 kg/year must provide the information in compliance with the WoAo/AoKo 20 Form (currently, it is mandatory to apply for the List 5.6 notification if the total amount of the product exceeds 1000 kg/year). Furthermore, the criteria shall follow the MOI Notification Re: Hazard Classification and Communication System of Hazardous Substances B.E. 2555 (2012) (according to the UN-GHS system).
Comments (commenting form in Thai) can be submitted to DIW at the following details until 30th April 2020:
The draft of MOI on the Criteria for the determination of controlled substances according to the hazard properties can be found here (language: Thai).