Korea REACH: Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemicals (Act No. 15844 of Oct 16th, 2018)

Korea REACH: Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemicals (Act No. 15844 of Oct 16th, 2018)

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Basic Information
  • Translated By:ChemLinked
  • Release Date:Oct 16, 2018
    Implement Date:Jan 01, 2019
      
  • Pages:35
    Format:Electronic Edition (Adobe PDF)
    Language:EN
  • Created On:Nov 28, 2018
    Last Updated On:Nov 28, 2018
     
Background

The Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemicals (a.k.a “K-REACH”) was passed on 30 Apr 2013 and came into force on 1 Jan 2015.  It has been revised for several times and the revised K-REACH will come into force on 1 Jan 2019. 

The official translation is accessible here.

History of the revised K-REACH:

  1. Revised and promulgated by the president on 27 Jan 2016 as Law No. 13891 (ChemLinked news)

  2. Revised and promulgated by the president on 20 Mar 2018 as Law No. 15512 (ChemLinked news)

  3. Amendments regarding reduction of vertebrate animal testing during generation of registration data were incorporated into the revised K-REACH as Law No. 15584 on 17 Apr 2018 (ChemLinked news)

  4. Amendments regarding (1) the use of hazard testing data and (2) modification application for situations where the “Confirmation of Registration Exemption” has been obtained were incorporated into the revised K-REACH as Law No. 15844 on 16 Oct 2018 (ChemLinked news)

Contents
  • Chapter 1 General Provisions

  • Chapter 2 Registration of Chemical Substance

  • Chapter 3 Review of Hazards and Assessment of Risks of Chemical Substances

  • Chapter 4 Designation and Change of Substances, etc. Subject to Permission

  • Chapter 5 Provision of Information on Chemical Substances

  • Chapter 6 Management of Products Containing Hazardous Chemical Substances

  • Chapter 7 Supplementary Provisions

  • Chapter 8 Penalty Provisions

  • Addenda