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South Korea partially revises the Cosmetics Act.

Feb-26-2024 Cosmetic Act South Korea Amendment

A partial amendment to the Cosmetics Act was promulgated on February 6, 2024, to provide a legal basis for cosmetics manufacturers to apply to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety for approval or modi...

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South Korea publishes safety management guidelines for biocidal treated products automobiles.

Feb-26-2024 Biocides South Korea

The "Safety Management Guidelines for Biocidal Treated Products (Automobile)" have been distributed for the safety management of automobile-related biocides. It includes the obligations and responsibi...

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South Korea: Substance added to the list of raw materials not available in cosmetics.

Feb-12-2024 Cosmetic Act South Korea Amendment

On February 7, 2024, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced a partial revision to the Cosmetics Act, adding 1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene (CAS 533-73-3) to the list of prohibited...

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Korean Ministry Introduces New Cosmetics Regulation to Improve Consumer Safety.

Jan-31-2024 Labelling Cosmetic Act South Korea

On January 31, 2024, the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced new regulations for cosmetics.   The new regulations include:  Strengthening labelling requirements for some sm...

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South Korea proposes the first three substances subject to authorization under K-REACH

Jan-26-2024 Chemical authorisation K-REACH South Korea

According to the K-REACH database, there are currently no substances that have been added to the Authorisation List under K-REACH.  However, dibutyl phthalate (DBP; CAS No. 84-74-2), benzyl butyl ...

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South Korea publishes risk assessment results of 10 chemicals.

Jan-23-2024 Chemical industry Risk assessment South Korea

On December 28, 2023, the Risk Assessment Research Department of the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) announced that it will publish the risk assessments results of 10 chemicals, in...

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South Korea to help with costs of upgrading ageing hazardous chemical handling facilities.

Jan-22-2024 Hazardous chemicals South Korea

The Korean Ministry of Environment and the Korea Environment Corporation are offering financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that handle hazardous chemicals to upgrade their ag...

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