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  • 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 hydrofluoric acid...
  • South Korea Consults on Updates to GHS Classification List

      7 Aug 2019   Nadine He

    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...
  • South Korea to Offer Temporary Preferential Policies for Companies Affected by Japan’s Export Curbs

      5 Aug 2019   Nadine He

    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...
  • South Korea Launches K-REACH Late Pre-registration

      26 Jul 2019   Nadine He

    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. However, the IT system for pre...
  • South Korea Consults on 33 New Toxic Chemical Substances

      24 Jul 2019   Nadine He

    Published on Jul 18th, 2019 by...
  • MoE Deny Environmental Regulations Hinder Localization of Semiconductor Materials

      17 Jul 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: In South Korea, the localization of semiconductor materials has been heatedly discussed, and MoE's environmental regulations are considered to be the main resistance to localization. MoE published an explanation that...
  • South Korea Adds 128 Substances as Hazardous Factors for Children’s Supplies

      16 Jul 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: The List of hazardous factors was updated for children’s supplies. The MoE will conduct risk assessment of children’s supplies on the hazardous factors. Restriction or prohibition will be imposed on...
  • K-REACH: Pre-registration Information Can Still Be Updated Before Jul 19th

      9 Jul 2019   Nadine He

    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...
  • Japan to Restrict Exports of Three Chemicals Key to Semiconductor Industry in South Korea

      9 Jul 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: Japan announced that it will remove South Korea from the “whitelist” in the Export Trade Management Order through an amendment act, and South Korea’s imports from Japan will lose...
  • Notification of Products Containing Priority Management Substances under K-REACH from Jul 1st 2019

      1 Jul 2019   Nadine He

    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 manufacture or importation.


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