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  • South Korea Designates 18 New Toxic Chemicals

      18 Oct 2019   Nadine He

    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
  • MoE Responds to Korean Media’s Criticism of CCA and K-REACH

      7 Aug 2019   Horace Wang

    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
  • South Korea Consults on 33 New Toxic Chemical Substances

      24 Jul 2019   Nadine He

    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 Proposes Use of Chemical Universal Tracking Number

      19 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Under new amendments to the CCA regulation, Korea will implement a new chemical information verification and declaration system. The authority will assign a universal tracking number for declared
  • South Korea Amends Requirements for Statistical Survey on Chemicals

      19 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    South Korea’s Provisions for Statistical Survey on Chemical Substances was revised and published by MoE’s Announcement No.2019-96[1] on May 31st, 2019. The amendments came into effect immediately.
  • South Korea MoE Issues Additional Chemical Safety Management Program

      6 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: MoE has proposed a new chemical safety management program based on findings that indicate the current requirements as mandated by the Chemical Control Act (CCA) are inadequate to ensure safety during handling/
  • 50 Household Products Subject to Immediate Ban and Recall in South Korea

      16 Apr 2019   Nadine He

    On March 28th, 2019, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) ordered a ban and recall [1] of 50 household products from the market. The 50 products have been listed on the hazardous Products Sales Prevention System (
  • 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

    The GHS classification information has been approved by NIER Announcement No.2018-62 on 20 Dec 2018. Takehome: Eight new substances will be designated as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH.
  • 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


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