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  • South Korea Consults on Hazard Evaluation Results of New Substances Registered under K-REACH

      20 Mar 2019   Nadine He

    South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is now consulting on the hazard evaluation results of new chemical substances registered under K-REACH by NIER Notice No. 2019-129. Any comments are welcome before 3 Apr 2019.
  • South Korea Releases Updated Existing Chemical Inventory

      1 Feb 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: South Korea’s Existing Chemicals Inventory (KECI) was updated to include 44,478 substances. The KECI will not be appended in the future.
  • South Korea’s New SDS Rules Adopted in OSHA

      16 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Amendments regarding SDS submission and CBI application have been passed and incorporated into the revised K-OSHA as Law No. 16272 on Jan 15th, 2019. The new SDS rules will come into force two years after...
  • 672 Substances Designated for Priority Management under Korea REACH

      11 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Two lists of 672 substances subject to priority management under K-REACH were issued. Notification of products containing the priority management substance is required if the quantity is above 1t/y and the...
  • South Korea Issues 364 CMR Substances for Registration By 2021

      1 Jan 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: The CMRs subject to registration by 31 Dec 2021 have been designated and notified by the MOE. Pre-registration is necessary to be eligible for the registration grace period. On 28 Dec 2018, South...
  • 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,...
  • K-REACH: Current Status of PECs Joint Registration

      3 Dec 2018   Nadine He

    Updated on Dec 3rd, 2018, the joint registration dossiers of 343 priority existing chemicals (PECs) under K-REACH have been submitted to the authority, of which 340 have been...
  • 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...
  • Korea to Require Registration on Designated Low Volume Substances

      22 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    The revised K-REACH will come into force on Jan 1st, 2019. During ChemCon Europe 2018 (Nov 12th to Nov 16th) held in Budapest, Jonghee Koh from The Korea Ministry of Environment underscored two important updates to be promulgated in Dec. Ms. Koh also offered...
  • South Korea Outlines Supporting Regulations to K-REACH

      19 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    The revised Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH) was promulgated as Law No.15844 on Oct 16th, 2018 (CL news...

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