Chemicals Regulation in South Korea
The South Korean Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) came into force in January 2015. Four years later, in January 2019, a significant amendment to K-REACH was adopted.
All chemical substances, new and existing, need to be registered with the Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) before they are made available on the South Korean market. Unlike other REACH legislations, K-REACH does not exempt polymers from registration.
To register chemicals under K-REACH, manufacturers and importers must have legal entities in South Korea. Non-Korean companies exporting chemicals to South Korea can appoint a Korea-based Only Representative to submit registrations on their behalf.
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Our K-REACH Services
In cooperation with our exclusive partner in South Korea, we offer our customers comprehensive services ensuring the regulatory compliance of their chemicals in South Korea. We are best equipped to deal with Korean IT tools (e.g. “K-REACH IT”), dossier preparation and risk assessment including intelligent testing strategies, read-across, data bridging, etc.
Our services include:
- Efficient solutions for regulatory and testing strategies
- Portfolio analysis, data review/valuation and data gap analysis
- Study planning and monitoring
- Only Representative support
- CICO (Korean SIEF) management
- Compilation of registration dossiers, Chemical Safety assessments and Chemical Safety Reports
- Classification and labelling
- Review of existing safety data sheets and extended safety data sheets (eSDS)
- Submission of registration dossiers to competent authorities, including follow-up and defence