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  • South Korea Designates 8 New Toxic Chemicals

      19 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Eight new substances were listed as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH. Transitional measures were provided for control of these toxic substances. On Dec 19th, 2018, South Korea's
  • South Korea to Designate Eight New Toxic Chemical Substances

      23 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Eight new substances will be designated as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH. Mandatory classification and labelling elements of the eight toxic substances are proposed for public
  • South Korea Designates 15 New Toxic Chemicals

      17 Oct 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: 15 chemical substances were listed as toxic. Chemical name or concentration threshold were updated for 3 toxic substances that were previously designated. Additional transitional measures were provided for
  • South Korea to Revise Chemical Control Act

      16 May 2018   Nadine He

    South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) issued on 3 May 2018 the draft revisions to the Chemical Control Act (CCA) by MoE Notice No.368. The draft revisions are currently undergoing public consultation until 12 Jun 2018.
  • South Korea to Update Toxic Chemical Substances List

      6 Mar 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Chemical name or given number of some toxic chemical substances will be updated. 9 new toxic chemical substances will be listed into the TCSL. Additional transitional measures will be provided. Note: Updated on
  • South Korea Appends Existing Chemical Inventory

      17 Jan 2018   Nadine He

    Published on 15 Jan 2018 by MoE Announcement No.2018-11, 54 non-toxic chemical substances (Given No. 2017-3-7206 ~ 2017-3-7259) were officially added to South Korea's Existing Chemical Substance Inventory (KECI).
  • Korean Enterprises in Breach of CCA Now Have Six Months to Voluntarily Notify Their Breaches

      29 Nov 2017   Nadine He

    On 22 Nov 2017, Korea MoE issued an announcement, urging the manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals to voluntarily notify breaches of the previous TCCA (the precursor of CCA) and the current CCA regulation.
  • South Korea Consults on 15 New Toxic Chemical Substances

      9 Aug 2017   Nadine He

    Note: Updated on 1 Sep by MoE Announcement No. 2017-163, the 15 toxic chemical substances (Given No. 2017-1-796~2017-1-810) were officially added into South Korea’s Toxic Chemical Substance List (TCSL). Takehome: 15
  • South Korea Updates GHS Classification List

      8 Aug 2017   Nadine He

    Takehome: 23 substances have been newly added to South Korea’s GHS Classification List Classification and labeling elements of 19 toxic substances, 1 restricted substance and 30 accident precaution chemicals have
  • South Korea Consults on 13 Substances into Existing Chemical Substance Inventory

      19 Jul 2017   Nadine He

    Note: Updated on 8 Aug 2017 by MoE Announcement No. 2017-147, the 13 non-toxic chemical substances were officially published and listed on KECI. Published on 14 Jul 2017 by MoE Notice No. 2017-534, South Korea’s Ministry of
  • South Korea Consults on New Toxic Chemical Substances

      10 May 2017   Nadine He

    Published on 8 May 2017 by MoE Notice No. 2017-369, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) is now consulting on (1) supplementation of 23 toxic chemical substances (Given No. 2017-1-773~2017-1-795) into South Korea’s
  • South Korea Designates 23 New Toxic Chemical Substances

      25 Apr 2017   Nadine He

    On 14 Apr 2017, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) announced the addition of 23 substances (No. 2017-1-750~ 2017-1-772) into the Toxic Chemical Substance List (TCSL) by MoE Announcement No. 2017-76. The updates are
  • South Korea: 278 Existing Chemical Substance CBI Protection Expired

      20 Apr 2017   Nadine He

    Note: Updated on 10 May by MoE Announcement No. 2017-91, the 278 non-toxic chemical substances were officially published with chemical names disclosed. South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) issued the MoE Notice No.
  • South Korea Consults on Restricted Conditions of Chromium(6+) Compounds

      13 Apr 2017   Nadine He

    Published on 5 Apr 2017 by MoE Notice No.2017-271, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) is now consulting on the newly supplemented restricted conditions of one type of restricted substances. 
  • South Korea Consults on Seven Substances into KECI

      7 Feb 2017   Nadine He

    South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) issued the MoE Notice No. 2017-31 on 25 Jan 2017, consulting on 7 non-toxic chemical substances (Given No. 2016-3-7186~2016-3-7192). Any comments are welcome before 20 Feb 2017.
  • South Korea to Update GHS Classification List

      12 Jan 2017   Nadine He

    Korea National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is now consulting on updates to the GHS Classification List. Published on 29 Dec 2016 by NIER Notice No. 2016-397, the classification information, pictograms,

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