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South Korea: Tracking System for Chemicals on the Way

The State Council of South Korea has approved the implementation of a tracking system for chemicals along with the related modification of the Chemical Control Act (CCA). The draft (in Korean) was presented at the start of April and will now be presented to … Continue reading

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South Korea: Substance Preregistration from January 1 – June 30, 2019

The preregistration of substances according to the South Korean chemicals law (K-REACH) has been available since the beginning of the year. The regulation requires that manufacturers and importers have substances preregistered by June 30. The obligation applies to chemicals manufactured or … Continue reading

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South Korea Modifies the Chemical Controls Act (CCA)

The South Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) has published Implementation Rules for the Chemical Controls Act (CCA: Only in Korean). The CCA regulates the monitoring and handling of hazardous goods, how to avoid chemical accidents, and how to register serious … Continue reading

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South Korea: Implementation Rules and Guidelines for Biocides

The South Korean Ministry of Environment has published implementation rules and guidelines for biocides. The new biocide law is to take effect on January 1, 2019. The ministry made its announcement in a three-page document (in Korean only). The 200 … Continue reading

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South Korea: 336 Chemicals Submissions in First K-REACH Registration Deadline

On July 2, the registration deadline for priority existing chemicals (PECs) expired. 350 chemicals have data consortia with a leading registrant as coordinator. However, registration dossiers were submitted on time for only 336 of the chemicals (see the list). Some … Continue reading

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South Korea Wants to Limit Animal Experimentation

South Korea has enacted a law that requires all cosmetics manufacturers to omit all animal experimentation when alternative methods are clearly available. South Korea is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cosmetics. However, the law does not go as … Continue reading

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