April 2, 2015 Korea Opens Consultation on “Designated Existing Chemicals” Subject to K-REACH Registration The Ministry of Environment on 25 March 2015 issued a request for public comments on the draft of “designated existing chemicals” subject to registration under the K-REACH Regulation. The draft list is identical to the “candidate list of designated existing chemicals” which was published on 31 October 2014 and contains 518 chemical substances. Effective 1 January 2015, K-REACH requires substance registration for new chemicals regardless of quantity imported or manufactured, and for so-called designated existing chemicals imported or manufactured in quantities exceeding one ton per year. According to the relevant ministerial decree, companies will have three years to register their affected existing chemicals starting from the date of official publication of the list, which will be revised every three years. The public comments on this draft list will be collected until 30 April 2015. We appreciate your interest in global chemical regulations and we are happy to have you as our guest! Not yet an Ariel WebInsight user? Ariel WebInsight users receive comprehensive global regulatory data whenever they access their account. But that's just the beginning! Ariel WebInsight is an online chemical regulatory compliance reference tool that puts global chemical and substance compliance information one click away. WebInsight's intuitive web browser interface provides access to accurate, comprehensive, upto-date, usable regulatory content. WebInsight saves EH&S and product stewardship professionals valuable time as it eliminates the need to manually research regulations from multiple sources, scattered across numerous websites and/ or published in a variety of formats, instead providing global chemical regulatory content in one central, searchable, user-friendly repository. To learn more, or to schedule your personalized demonstration and free trial, please click here.
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