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  • China, Japan and South Korea Set to Continue Joint Environmental Actions

      6 Dec 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: The 21st Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting was held in Japan, during which environment ministers of China, Japan and South Korea adopted the new priority cooperation areas for the next...
  • South Korea Designates Eight New Toxic Chemicals

      4 Dec 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Eight 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 the...
  • South Korea Completes Domestic Approval Process for the Minamata Convention on Mercury

      26 Nov 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: The South Korea approval document on the Minamata Convention was completed and submitted to the United Nations on 22nd November. The requirements in the approval document are...
  • South Korea Consults on Two Standards Concerning Household Chemical Products

      22 Nov 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: South Korea proposed revisions to the testing and safety management of household chemical products. So far, K-BPR regulates 13 categories covering 35 kinds of household chemical products. In addition...
  • South Korea Recommends Formation of Separate Consortiums for Nanomaterial Registration under K-REACH

      13 Nov 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: 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 in...
  • Korea MoE Pledges Support for Industry During Chemical Regulatory Compliance

      7 Nov 2019   Nora Wang

    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....
  • South Korea Requires Downstream Information of Registered New Chemicals

      7 Nov 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: The OSHA requires new chemical registrants to submit downstream information by Nov 22nd, 2019. Priority targets are registered new chemicals suspected as being carcinogenic or posing other serious...
  • South Korea Updates GHS Classification List

      24 Oct 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: 18 substances have been newly classified as toxic and provided with classification and labeling information. Classification and labeling information has been updated for 8 previously published...
  • 16,743 Existing Substances Pre-registered under K-REACH

      22 Oct 2019   Nadine He

    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...
  • 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 the original registrants...

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