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South Korea to Update the Requirements for New Chemical Substances Registration under K-REACH

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South Korea is to revise its Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (known as K-REACH). The amendments were approved by South Korea's National Assembly on January 9, 2024. 


Major changes cover

Main ChangesProposed Implementation Time
1The tonnage of new chemical substances notification is adjusted from "below 0.1t/y" to "below 1t/y".One and a half years after the release of the K-REACH Amendments (the specific date to be determined after the announcement).

Disclose the notification information of new chemical substances below 1tpa. For CBI substances, the generic names should be disclosed.


New chemical substances below 1t/y will be reviewed. Any new chemical substance will be regarded as hazardous and regulated as hazardous chemicals when it is hard to tell whether the substance is safe. 

The revised K-REACH has not been enforced yet.

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