• South Korea’s Inspection of Risk Management Plans Implementation under CCA

      13 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: The National Institute of Chemical Safety will conduct inspections assessing the implementation of risk management plans and will share results with regional communities and fire stations. Results and findings will be utilized to optimize response in the event of a chemical accident. 70 industrial sites are facing inspection this year, 8 of...
  • South Korea CCA: Submitting an Off-Site Consequence Analysis

      6 Jun 2019   T.S. Li

    As the maximum grace period will come to an end, industry has lots of concerns over 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....
  • Objective and Guiding Principles of the Sound Management of Chemicals

      31 May 2019   LI ZHENGYU

    Chemicals are a major part of our daily life. The use of chemicals in absence of sound management will pose significant risks to human health and the environment. This article reviews important concepts that are essential for understanding the mainstream...
  • Chemical Businesses Caught In Crossfire of Escalating China-US Trade War

      31 May 2019   Nora Wang

    Chemical businesses in China and the US, along with dependent sectors downstream in the supply chain, are currently trapped in dire straits amid a protracted and worsening trade war between the two countries. On May 13, 2019, China announced tariffs ranging from 5% to 25% on 5,140 US products on a $60 billion target list. Products affected include beverages, batteries, and chemicals,...
  • South Korea MoE Responds to Industry Concerns over CCA Implementation

      24 May 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: South Korea’s MoE has responded to industry concerns over CCA implementation as the grace period will come to an end on 31 Dec 2019. CCA grace period varies in different situations including: permission management of hazardous chemicals, preparation and submission of off-site impact assessment report and risk management plan, management of...
  • K-REACH Only Representative Transfer Issues: Can I Change My OR?

      24 Apr 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Non-Korean manufacturers/importers can appoint an Only Representative (OR) to fulfil K-REACH obligations. Selection of an OR is not without risks and variability in the competency of ORs means that companies may need to change...