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Comprehensive Training on K-REACH for Foreign Industry(2019-03-28)

Comprehensive Training on K-REACH for Foreign Industry, led by Junho Lee of CIRS Group Korea, is to be scheduled on 18 April 2019. This course aims to provide deeper understanding of K-REACH and practical guidance for foreign industry that needs to comply with K-REACH. Industry will also learn what needs to be prepared and how it can be prepared for direct and indirect importations of chemical substances into Korea. Date: 18th April 2019 Time: 10:30 – 16:30 (5 hrs.) Venue:

K-REACH Annual Report System will be Shut Down from 30 March 2019(2019-03-28)

According to Article 8 of the Amended K-REACH, the obligation of submitting an annual report under K-REACH has now been removed. The annual report system will be shut down from 30 March 2019. The annual report, which documents the uses and quantity of a substance, was to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment (MoE), and applied to manufacturers, importers or sellers of existing chemical substances (>1 ton per year). The report could also be accessed by the enterprise

Free Webinar: New Chemical & Polymer Registration under K-REACH and KOSHA(2019-03-04)

Introduction The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (known as K-REACH) is an internationally influential chemical regulation act after EU-REACH. K-REACH passed the plenary session of the National Assembly in Korea on April 30, 2013 and has come into force on Jan 1, 2015. Dec. 2016, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) started to revise the K-REACH and the amended K-REACH came into force from 1 Jan. 2019. Following the amended K-REACH, Occupational Safety and He

Free Webinar: Comparison of K-REACH, China REACH and EU REACH (Data Requirements)(2019-03-04)

Introduction The last REACH registration was closed on 31 May 2018. A total of 88,319 registration dossiers had been submitted and the registrations cover 21,551 substances. Now, ECHA’s database has become the largest physiochemical/ toxicological/ eco-toxicological database around the world. South Korea started to amend the K-REACH regulation. The amended K-REACH aligns with EU REACH regulation: all the existing chemicals over 1 t/y and new chemicals over 0.1 t/y shall be

Free Webinar: Existing Substances Registration(2019-03-04)

Introduction Full cycle of K-REACH for existing chemical substances. From pre-registrations, Consortium activities, data sharing, cost sharing Lead Registration and joint registrations of existing chemicals. Time Language Date Time (Beijing Time,GMT+8) Speaker English 3rd April 2019 16:00 pm – 16:30 pm Junho Lee Registration Fee Free Main Contents Full cycle of K-REACH for existing chemical substances What are the plans to evaluate existing chemicals. How authority is plan

Free Webinar: Comparison of K-REACH, EU REACH and China REACH(2019-03-04)

Introduction The new K-REACH has been implemented since Jan 1st 2019. To help foreign companies have better understanding of K-REACH, CIRS would like to compare K-REACH with China REACH and EU REACH. Time Language Date Time (Beijing Time, GMT+8) Speaker English March 27th 2019 22:00 – 23:00 pm Bryan Zhou Registration Fee Free Main Contents Introduction of amended K-REACH Comparison of K-REACH, China REACH and EU REACH including registration body, procedure, requirement, ob

Free Webinar: Exemptions Applications under Revised K-REACH(2019-03-04)

Introduction The amended Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances in South Korea (also known as K-REACH) was promulgated in March 2018. The official amended K-REACH regulation came into force from Jan 1st 2019. In this webinar, we will give you a brief overview of how to check whether the substances could meet exemption conditions for PLC(Polymer of Low Concern), intermediates, R&D used purpose, reagent, etc. and how to apply for exemption applications.

Free Webinar: Chemical Verification under CCA Amendment(2019-03-04)

Manufacturer or Importer of chemicals shall submit「Detailed statement of verification」to Korea Chemicals Management Association (hereinafter referred to as KCMA) prior to the manufacture or import (Customs clearance) after self-confirming whether the chemicals or the products are containing the regulated chemicals (hazardous chemical substance, non-phase-in substances, phase-in substance to registration) since Toxic Chemical Control Act (known as TCCA). However, the auth

Free Webinar: K-REACH Practical Guidance for 2019(2019-03-04)

Introduction When to do what, and what to expect to happen during the process for the compliance of K-REACH in 2019, the practical guidance and experience sharing shall be included in this session. Time Language Date Time (Beijing Time,GMT+8) Speaker English March 13th 2019 16:00 pm – 16:30 pm Junho Lee English March 13th 2019 21:30 pm – 22:00 pm Lucy Wang Registration Fee Free Main Contents K-REACH practical guidance for 2019 What is expected to happen and what will be

K-REACH Webinar Series: Understanding the Amended K-REACH (Free Webinars)(2019-03-04)

The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (known as Korea REACH) passed the plenary session of the National Assembly in Korea on April 30, 2013 and has come into force on Jan 1, 2015. Dec. 2016, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) started to revise the K-REACH and the amended K-REACH came into force officially from 1 Jan. 2019. With the implementation of amended K-REACH, enterprises’ obligations under this Act would be changed tremendously. For instance, the am

Korea has Officially Issued Several Inventories under K-REACH Regulations(2019-01-29)

MOE of Korea has issued several supporting documents, including several inventories, to ensure the amended K-REACH regulations can be more standardized operated. MOE issued the draft concerning the lists of exempted substances, CMR substances and priority substances. Recently, MOE has released the official version of the above documents. Compared with the previous version, the list of exempted substances is adjusted from 48 to 44 substances (excluding the substances in Table

Revised K-REACH - The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals(2019-01-23)

The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (known as Korea REACH) passed the plenary session of the National Assembly in Korea on April 30, 2013 and has come into force on Jan 1, 2015. Dec. 2016, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) started to revise the K-REACH and the amended K-REACH came into force from 1 Jan. 2019. The purpose of K-REACH is to protect public health and the environment through these provisions: Registration of chemical Substances; Screening of h

South Korea MOE Released the Final List of CMR Substances, Priority Control Substances and Substances Exempted from Registration(2019-01-07)

28 Dec. 2018, South Korea Ministry of Environment (MOE) released the final list of CMR substances, priority control substances and substances exempted from registration. The draft lists were released on 12 Oct. 2018. Compared with the draft version, the final lists are significantly amended. The number of substances in the CMR substance list is reduced from 544 to 364; the number of exempted substances is decreased to 44; and the number of priority control substances is redu

K-REACH Pre-registration Started from 1 Jan. 2019(2019-01-04)

1 Jan. 2019, the Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (the amended K-REACH) officially took effect. Enterprises’ obligations under this Act would be changed tremendously. For instance, the amended K-REACH introduced pre-registration, which would affect the regulatory compliance work of related enterprises. In accordance with the requirements of the amended K-REACH, manufacturers/importers that manufactured or imported at least one ton per year of an existing sub

How to Comply with the Amended K-REACH(2018-08-31)

Background: 1 Jan. 2015, Korea REACH (Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substance) officially took effect. According to the requirements of K-REACH, all new chemical substances and 510 priority existing chemicals (the annual manufacturing/ importing amount >= 1 ton) must submit registration applications to the competent authority. The 510 priority existing chemicals must be registered prior to 1 Jul. 2018. Meanwhile, enterprises manufacturing/ importing new s

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