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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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South Korea: New Registration Criteria for Chemical Hazard Information

Jan-11-2024 New substances Registration Regulatory Updates South Korea

On January 9, 2024, the National Assembly of South Korea passed five laws related to the environment, including the “Chemical Substances Registration and Evaluation Act” and the “Chemical Substa...

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South Korea aims to make cars safe from chemicals.

Dec-07-2023 Aerospace automotive & engineering Biocides Safer alternatives South Korea

On November 11, 2023, the Ministry of Environment (Minister Han Hwa-jin) announced that it will implement a ‘Chemical-Safe Car Management’ initiative as part of the 4th Chemical Safety Week. The a...

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South Korea designates THB as a prohibited ingredient for cosmetic use.

Dec-07-2023 Cosmetic Products Regulatory Updates South Korea

On December 7, 2023, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS, Director Oh Yoo-kyung) announced that 1,2,4-trihydroxybenzenes (THB) will be designated as a prohibited raw material for use in cosmeti...

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South Korea Partially Revises the Regulation on Cosmetics Safety Standards.

Dec-05-2023 South Korea Amendment

On November 30, 2023, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued a partial amendment to the Regulations on Cosmetics Safety Standards, etc., including the addition of some ingredi...

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South Korea partially revises the Notice of Designation of Toxic Substances

Nov-23-2023 South Korea Toxic substances Amendment

On November 17, 2023, the National Institute for Environmental Research (NIER) in South Korea published a partial amendment to the “Notice of Designation of Toxic Substances.” This amendment will ...

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South Korea partially revises the Regulations on Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Nov-23-2023 Labelling South Korea Toxic substances Amendment

On November 17, 2023, the National Institute for Environmental Research (NIER) in South Korea published a partial amendment to the “Regulations on Classification and Labelling of Chemicals...

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