Volume 95 Issue 39 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 2, 2017 | Web Date: September 27, 2017

China increases the pressure on chemical producers

Companies face new restrictions ahead of a key government meeting next month
Department: Business
Keywords: chemical regulation, China, restrictions, relocation, shipping, storage

Chinese authorities are tightening controls on chemical shipping ahead of a big Communist Party meeting that takes place next month in Beijing. The new measures will add to the pressure that chemical and pharmaceutical producers have faced in China throughout 2017.

Authorities in the coastal province of Jiang­su, home to the city of Nanjing, have ordered companies to suspend the shipment of chemicals considered dangerous in the second half of October. At that time, Beijing . . .

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