As legal regulations mandating products or producers to fulfill environmental responsibilities, international environmental regulations are being increasingly strengthened. Regulations force industry to make strengthened efforts to improve their eco-friendliness, and require a shift in awareness from environmental efforts focused on compliance with environmental regulations to voluntary efforts for environmental management.
Environmental regulations serve as an opportunity for businesses that have produced green products and improved their environmental performances through green R&D and investments to secure global competitiveness. To this end, ASEIC will comprehensively collect, analyze and provide information on the enforcement of international environmental regulations, in order to help SMEs overcome obstacles to global market entry, activate trade and improve competitiveness.
- The higher ranks of the environmental regulation classification system are occupied by ASEM member countries, followed by industries (Electricity & Electronics / Automobiles / Chemicals / Others) and integrated environmental regulations. Information on the names of regulations, dates of enforcements and descriptions is provided below.
- Of the ASEM member countries, information on H, WEEE, RoHS, ELV and ErP is provided for EU, and information on the environmental regulations of other ASEM member countries is classified into regulations on the use of hazardous materials, design of green products, management of new chemical materials and product recycling.