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  • South Korea Clarifies Requirements for Pre-registration of High Polymers

      26 Jun 2019   Nora Wang

    On June 14, 2019, the Chemical Safety Support Team (https://www.chemnavi.or.kr/) under the South Korean Ministry of Environment gave explanations on the pre-registration of high polymers in existing chemical substances...
  • K-REACH Pre-registration Deadline Looming: Critical Points to Check

      20 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    Interest in South Korea’s REACH-like regulation (K-REACH) amongst stakeholders is at an all-time high as the June 30th, 2019 pre-registration deadline fast approaches. Some officials from the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and industry...
  • 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 chemical products to manage...
  • Reporting on Actual Volume of New Chemicals Previously Registered below 0.1 t/y under K-REACH

      19 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    The revised Act on Registration, Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances (K-REACH) entered into force on Jan 1st, 2019. Previously, simplified registration was applied to new chemical substances in quantities less than 1 t/y (2015.1.1~2019.12.31) or less than...
  • 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...
  • South Korea Addresses Concerns over Two Special Cases for K-REACH Pre-registration

      11 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    The amended K-REACH requires all existing substances that are manufactured or imported in quantities at or above one tonne per year to be registered. Existing chemical substances pre-registered before Jun 30th, 2019 will be granted a grace period to complete full...
  • 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/treatment of hazardous...
  • South Korea-MOEL Calls for Major Improvement of Construction Site Safety Infrastructure

      31 May 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: South Korea MOEL conducted investigations into 51 Daewoo E&C construction sites and published the investigation results.
  • South Korea Consults on Revised OSHA Enforcement Rules

      20 May 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: Four OSHA’s enforcement rules were revised and the drafts are open for public comments until 3 June. Amendments focus on increased liability for company representatives and contractors, prohibition on...
  • South Korea Implements Regulations on Hazard Assessment of FMCGs

      10 May 2019   Hedy He

    Potentially hazardous cosmetics (and other products generally considered fast moving consumer goods) as designated by international institutions or foreign governments, which use new ingredients...

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