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K-BPR: Pre-announcement of two subordinate laws partial amendments

Sep-02-2020 Regulatory update K-BPR OR

The Ministry of Environment pre-announced partial amendments of the two subordinate laws (the Enforcement Decree and the Enforcement Rules) of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act (K...

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K-REACH: 332 substances require prompt CICO establishment

Jan-01-1970 K-REACH Registration Chemical notification/registration

A South Korea’s industry support group published a list of 332 substances that require prompt CICO establishment. These substances are the cases where pre-registrants of a concerning chemical ha...

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K-REACH: Pre-announcement of legislation amendment


To reduce negative impacts from COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) plans to skip some documents required for new chemical substance registration from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 20...

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K-BPR: What are impacts of the South Korea’s Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Management Law amendments to the industry?

Jan-01-1970 K-BPR OR Biocides

The Consumer Chemical Products and Biocide Safety Act amendment, often known as K-BPR, was promulgated on 24 March, and 26 May 2020 and will be enforced on 1 January 2021. The following section outlin...

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K-REACH: What are the next steps after pre-registration?

Jan-01-1970 K-REACH Pre-registration Registration

The first registration deadline under K-REACH is by 31 December 2021, which applies to those who manufacture and import existing chemical substances exceeding 1,000 tons per year, or carcinogenic, mut...

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KOSHA: What are the implications to the industry from South Korea’s Occupational Safety and Health Act amendment on material safety data sheets?

Jan-01-1970 KOSHA MSDS GHS Non-GHS

South Korea’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (often called KOSHA) amendment on material safety data sheets (MSDSs) takes into force on 16 January 2021. Chemical manufacturers and importers s...

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K-BPR: Major amendment to the ‘Chemical Product Safety Act’ in South Korea

Jan-01-1970 K-BPR Authorized representative Biocides OR

The Chemical Product Safety Act, often known as K-BPR, enforced on 1st January 2019, regulates safety management of consumer products and biocidal products. The amendment of this Act was approved...

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