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  • 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...
  • Suppression of Information on Fujian Chemical Spill Enrages Chinese Netizens

      22 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    On Nov, 4th, a chemical leak of 6.97 metric tons of C9 happened in Quangang in Fujian Province in East China. The spill garnered significant attention amongst Chinese netizens not for the inherent dangers posed by C9, but rather for by the bizarre attempt to suppress...
  • 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...
  • China Consults on New Chemical Regular Notifications to Be Approved

      14 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    On 12 Nov 2018, China MEE issued the 10th batch of China new chemical substance notifications (China NCSN, a.k.a China REACH) to be approved in 2018 for public consultation. The...
  • 15 Substances Appended to South Korea’s GHS Classification List

      13 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    On Nov 5th, 2018, South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) announced by
  • China Consults on Administration of Pollutants Emission Permit Regulations

      12 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    On Nov 5th, 2018, MEE published the draft Regulations on Administration of Pollutants Emission Permit (hereinafter “the Regulation”) (...
  • Japan to Implement Positive List System for Food Contact Materials

      7 Nov 2018   lynn liang

    On Jun 13th, 2018, Japan published the revised Food Sanitation Law. In the amended version, Japan introduced the positive list system for food contact material to replace the current negative list. Recently on October 15th, 2018 Japan held technical seminars...
  • Revised K-REACH: New Substance Notification Requirements Beginning 1st Jan 2019

      7 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    When the revised K-REACH comes into effect (1 Jan 2019), new chemicals meeting the following criteria will be subject to notification rather than registration. New chemical substances<100kg/y New polymers which are composed of existing...
  • K-REACH: 340 PECs Joint Registration Approved

      6 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Updated on Oct 23th, 2018, the joint registration dossiers of 341 priority existing chemicals (PECs) under
  • South Korea Pilots Audit System for Safety Data Sheet CBI Protection

      5 Nov 2018   Nadine He

    Takehome: Proposed revision on K-OSHA requires manufacturers and importers to prepare and submit SDS to the MoEL. In the proposal, MoEL allows CBI protection on SDS after official audit, otherwise 100%...


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