The Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) has successfully hosted a workshop on topics related to chemical management and chemical regulatory participation. SHENA was designated as local host for Brunei Darussalam by the ASEAN Regulatory Cooperation (ACRP) Organising Committee which comprises representatives from Government and Industry from all ASEAN Member States, who act as the facilitators of the workshop in collaboration with the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) and other regional and global partners.
The two-day workshop that was held on 22-23 September 2020 at the Design and Technology Building at Kampong Anggerek Desa focused its discussions on regulatory updates on chemical management, chemical inventories, capacity building as well as new substance notification processes.
The workshop involved the participation of 33 representatives from Government Departments and Industry Stakeholders on behalf of Brunei Darussalam who then collaborated on discussions with counterparts from other ASEAN Member States through a "Webinar" format. The active participation by AMS representatives in past ARCP workshops has helped facilitated the progress in achieving their goal for greater regulatory coherence through enhanced cooperation and coordination efforts.