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Workshop on Security in Chemical Management For ASEAN Country (Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines)
Jun 20, 2013

20th - 21st June 2013

Swiss Bell Hotel, Medan North Sumatra
*Collaboration with MOI, Supported by US-CSP/CRDF Global

The U.S. Department of State’s Chemical Security Engagement Program (US-CSP) conducted the Workshop on Security in Chemical Management (SICM) took place in Medan North Sumatra on the 20th - 21st June 2013. The Workshop provided chemical regulators and chemical industry’s stakeholders in South East Asia with information on the current status of chemical management program in the region, and information on chemical security concerns. To conclude, attendees were divided into small group by country i.e., Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to discuss strategies to create or strengthen existing chemical management program that address security.

The audience of the SICM workshop represented a broad spectrum of relevant national stakeholders of three respective countries (Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines), consisting of the Ministry of Industry (MOI), Ministry of Environment (MOE), Custom and Excise Agency, Academe, Research Institute. Participants from Indonesia were represented by KNRCI, Federation on the Indonesian Chemical Industry (FIKI), Inorganic Basic Chemicals Association (AKIDA), University of Indonesia (UI), Bandung Institute Technology (ITB), Independent Consultant, while delegates from the Government authority represented by MOI and MOE.

Welcome Remarks, presented by Ms. Kathryn Crockart, of American Presence Post (APP), Medan and by Mr. Muhammad Khayam, of Ministry of Industry, Indonesia. Security in Chemical Regulations, was presented by Dr. Xu Simon of the CSP - U.S. Department of State.

Dr. Ana Corado, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explained about “How the United States uses Chemical Inventory Data to Manage Chemical Risk” and Mr. Scott Breor of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) presented “U.S. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards: Lessons Learned”.
Indonesian delegates presented “Chemical Security Program in Indonesia” by Dr. Wuri Wuryani (Consultant), “Chemical Industry Perspective on Regulatory and Voluntary Compliance Programs” by Mr. Setyabudhi Zuber
(KN-RCI) and “Chemical Regulations in Indonesia: Current Status and Future Goals” by Ms. Dwi Astuti Endah Prihatiningtyas (MOE).
KN-RCI actively supports this event by communicating with the CSP and CRDF Global since planning step of the workshop at least six months prior to the event.

Note: The event was no connected or affiliated with APEC CD Agenda.

(CSP/SZ)

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