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South Korea Officially Publishes K-REACH Ministerial Decree

February 18, 2015

Korean Risk Assessment Center has released the official publication (in Korean) of the enforcement decrees of the Act for the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH), and the Chemicals Control Act (CCA), formally replacing the Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA). The decrees came into force January 1, 2015.

Highlights include:

  • Annual reporting of substance tonnages
  • Announcement of a list of designated existing substances subject to registration every three years
  • Assessment of registration dossiers and requirements for updating registration dossiers
  • Information requirements for applications for exemptions from registration
  • Hazard assessments of registered substances to be conducted by the Ministry of Environment
  • Attachments of templates for registration, annual reporting, and notifications, exemptions and confidential business information (CBI)
  • Information on the notification of products containing hazardous substances