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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
South Korea MoE Clarifies Additional Chemical Safety Management Program
Jun 17, 2019
On 20th May, the 2nd safety management committee held at the Oh Song office of Korea Environment Corporation, proposed an additional safety management program for existing hazardous chemical treatment equipment.
South Korea’s Inspection of Risk Management Plans Implementation under CCA
Jun 13, 2019
South Korea's Chemical Control Act (CCA) was enacted in 2015, which requests companies installing and operating handling facilities for hazardous chemicals to prepare off-site consequence analysis reports and risk management plans in order to take the highest precautions against chemical accidents.
South Korea CCA: Submitting an Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA)
Jun 06, 2019
As the maximum grace period will come to an end, industry has lots of concerns over Chemicals Control Act (CCA) implementation. Most concerns are about Off-Site Consequence Analyses, which is newly required to be submitted in CCA and is difficult for enterprises to prepare by themselves. This article will show you what the OCA is, the contents of OCA, and government's supporting on preparing OCA.
South Korea MoE Responds to Industry Concerns over CCA Implementation
May 24, 2019
Korea Economic Daily, a media outlet in South Korea reported that the chemical industry is facing difficulties revolving around compliance with the Chemical Control Act (CCA), as the maximum applicable 5-year grace period comes to an end.
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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