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South Korea to Ease Chemical Regulations to Offset Impact of Japanese Export Curbs
Aug 14, 2019
The trade friction between South Korea and Japan has attracted considerable attention and led many (click here and here) in the Korean media to question MoE’s chemical regulations including K-REACHand CCA. In response to Korean media’s criticism of K-REACH and CCA, the MoE has issued several official explanations reiterating its stance and urging the public not to blame chemical regulation for material localization issues (CL news, click here and here). However, to appease concerns, MoE will amend the implementation of some regulations to minimize industry losses during this difficult time. In July, the Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea Hong Nam-ki offered details on proposed reforms during the 3rd Ministerial Meeting on Japan’s Trade Curbs, stating that the government will ease new chemical registration for R&D purposes. (CL news). So far the MoE hasn’t issued any practical implementation guidance. In the latest official explan
K-REACH Only Representative Transfer Issues: Can I Change My OR?
Apr 24, 2019
The Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (a.k.a “K-REACH”) requires companies manufacturing or importing a substance in South Korea to register that substance.
K-REACH Pre-registration: Concise Overview of Critical Checkpoints
Oct 31, 2018
The Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (a.k.a “K-REACH”) has been revised and will come into effect on 1 Jan 2019. It should be noted that pre-registration before 30 Jun 2019 is necessary to be eligible for the phase-in registration grace period. In addition, it will streamline mandatory joint registration of identical substances.
K-REACH: Enforcement Decree Amendments
Jan 09, 2018
The Enforcement Decree of the Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances (hereafter referred to as K-REACH Enforcement Decree) was revised on 26 Dec 2017 by Presidential Decree No. 28502. The updates came into effect immediately except for Article 31 Paragraph 4 and 5 which took effect since 1 Jan 2018.
K-REACH Notification of Products Containing Hazardous Chemical Substance
Dec 01, 2015
K-REACH regulation came into effect on 1 Jan 2015 and stipulated the basic notification requirements for consumer products. Product notification is required for manufacturers or importers if the hazardous chemical substance content contained in the product exceeds 1 ton per year and the content exceeds 0.1% weight ratio threshold. However, some direct and indirect exemption conditions can be applied.
Registration Exemption under K-REACH
Mar 20, 2015
The Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals in Korea (a.k.a K-REACH) has been effective since 1 Jan 2015. Chemical registration is the most significant regulatory obligation for industry to comply with; however, there are also many registration exemption conditions.
How K-REACH Will Affect the Flavors and Fragrances Industry
Dec 30, 2014
The final draft of the Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals in Korea (aka “K-REACH”) was published on the 30th of April 2013 and will come into force on the 1st of January 2015.
Polymer Registration under K-REACH: Scope, Data Requirements & Exemptions
Apr 10, 2014
Polymer registration is of crucial concern for the chemical industry. Under K-REACH, only polymers designated as priority substances or new chemical substances require registration. Unlike EU REACH, polymers will be individually registered instead of monomer registration.
Chemical Registration Challenges in Korea
Sep 24, 2013
In Korea, new chemical substance registration is managed by the Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA) of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MoEL).
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