South Korea Recommends Formation of Separate Consortiums for Nanomaterial Registration under K-REACHTakehome: South Korea follows the definition of nanomaterials under EU REACH and recommends formation of separate consortiums for nanomaterial registration as there are significant differences in the hazardous properties of substances
- Takehome: In response to media stories claiming that K-REACH regulations are plaguing chemical businesses, the Korea MoE published an explanation to reiterate the government’s support for chemical registration. Ever since
- Takehome: 171,932 pre-registration applications were submitted for 16,743 chemical substances. 11% of the pre-registered substances are over 1,000 t/y. Designated CMR substances with a volume over 1 t/y and the general
- Takehome: 18 new substances were listed as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH. They are still considered new chemical substances in South Korea and require new chemical registration other than
- Takehome: The highly anticipated K-REACH CICO (analogous to EU REACH’s substance information exchange forum -SIEF) finally opened on 7th October. Companies that want to complete joint-registration need to join CICO first.
- Takehome: South Korea’s MoE approved the amendments on K-REACH Enforcement Rules to simplify and accelerate new chemical registration and approvals of exemptions for R&D purposes. However, only new chemical substances
- Takehome: 15 new substances have been designated as toxic chemicals and provided with classification and labeling information. They are still considered new chemicals and require new chemical registration under K-REACH.
- Takehome: The first batch of priority management substances under K-REACH took effect on 1st July 2019. Products containing these substances over a specified level are required to be notified to the local authority. On 26th
- Takehome: Purchasing data for use in Taiwan REACH or K-REACH registration from EU REACH data owners is hindered by communication difficulties and lack of cross regional data sharing standards. Big companies may decline joint registration in
- Takehome: MoE has reiterated its stance on the importance of CCA and K-REACH in safeguarding national safety and preventing chemical accidents. MoE used the 2011 humidifier disinfectant disaster and the 2012 Gumi
- Takehome Classification and labeling information will be updated for 7 previously published toxic substances and 2 accident precaution chemicals. 33 substances will be designated as toxic chemicals providing with
- Takehome: Japan’s Cabinet has approved the removal of South Korea from its whitelist of preferential export screening partners, which will take effect on Aug 28th. South Korea will institute temporary preferential measures to help
- South Korea’s pre-registration of existing chemical substances ended on Jun 30th, 2019. Registrants that missed the pre-registration deadline, are in principle ineligible for follow-up manufacture or import in South Korea.
- Published on Jul 18th, 2019 by NIER Notice No. 2019-285, South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is now consulting on potential updates on the Toxic Chemical Substance List (TCSL). Any comments
- South Korea’s pre-registration of existing chemical substances ended on 30 June 2019. The Ministry of Environment (MoE) then issued on Jul 8th a notice which grants registrants a chance to directly supplement or update the
- In accordance with the requirements of the amended Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals of Korea (K-REACH), notification of products containing priority management substances (including hydrates) is required before