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K-REACH Amendments Ratified During National Assembly

  •   22 Mar 2018
  •    Nadine He
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    On 28 Feb 2018, the amendments of the Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (“K-REACH”) were passed by the plenary session of the National Assembly. The proposal was promulgated by the president on 20 Mar as Law No. 15512 and will take into force on 1 Jan 2019.

    Major changes compared to the current K-REACH include:

    • (1) Significant deviation from the current registration mechanisms...
    • (2) Strengthened management on high hazard substances ...
    • (3) Strengthened management on certain chemicals which are of low hazards and circulated in high volume...
    • (4)Penalty ...
    • (5) Broadened hazard information communication...
    • (6) Registration exemption...
    • (7) Substances subject to authorization...
    • (8) OR responsibility...
    • (9) New provisions about punishment...
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