The South Korean Ministry of the Environment (Press release in Korean only) is now revising the K-REACH, the Korean Chemicals Act. Two changes are important for companies operating in South Korea.
First, future registrations will be mandatory only for new substances manufactured or imported in quantities of one ton or more. Previously, registrations were required for new substances manufactured or imported in quantities of 100 kg or more per year.
Second, South Korea plans to regulate the future classification, labeling, and packaging of substances and mixtures much like the EU does with the CLP Regulation.
The measures should come into force as early as 2024.
We have worked with our partners in South Korea for years. We can handle the preregistration and registration of chemicals and maintain the marketability of your products. If you import products into South Korea, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.