Another country changed its position towards the use of asbestos. Korea has achieved a literal total ban on asbestos on April 1st by issuing the Notice 2015-89 (Ministry of Labor under the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA) ) to removing the below delegations:- asbestos containing gasket for submarine and missile and
- asbestos containing insulation for missile.
Japan has achieved a total ban on March 1st, 2012. We can say there is no usage for which non asbestos
substitute is available (at least in Korea and Japan).
Japan has adopted 0.1% standard since 2005 even if there is an argument that 0.1% is below the detection limit and that it will be not enforceable.