On October 16, 2020, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) updated the list of pre-registered substances under K-REACH.
South Korea’s Existing Chemicals Inventory (KECI) contains 44,491 existing substances (ChemLinked news). So far, a total of 185,728 pre-registration applications were submitted for 16,988 chemical substances, accounting for more than 38% of the existing chemical substances circulated in South Korea.
For each pre-registered substance, the MoE provides information including
the number of applications for pre-registration;
the maximum tonnage band (1-10t/y: 6,751 substances; 10-100t/y: 5,625 substances; 100-1000t/y: 2,727 substances; Above 1000: 1,885 substances);
if it is a CMR substance;
if consumer uses apply; and
hazard classification information.