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
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
- 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.