Regulatory Developments

K-REACH:  List of Priority Existing Substances Submitted for Consultation

April 8, 2015 PRINT

On April 1, 2015, the Korean Ministry of Environment submitted the list of priority existing substances for consultation in accordance with Article 9 of Korea's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (K-REACH) regulation. The list identifies in Korean and English 518 phase-in (existing) substances that are considered a priority and thus part of the first phase of registration under K-REACH. The deadline for submitting comments is April 30, 2015, and should contain a statement along with name, address, and phone number of the contact person. The comments should be submitted to:

Chemicals Policy Division, Ministry of Environment,
11, Doun 6-ro, Sejong, Korea (339-012)

South Korea intends to publish the final list of priority existing substances in June 2015. Once the final list is published, companies manufacturing or importing listed substances will have three years to prepare their registration dossiers, for submission by June 30, 2018.

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