Simplified export to South Korea in cooperation with Korea Testing & Research Institute
Ekotox Centers in cooperation with experts from South Korean company KTR (Korea Testing & Research Institute) provide support for clients including testing, analysis and evaluation, quality assurance technical consulting, certification, and training, all of which constitute the technical infrastructure of Korean industries. We offer our experience of introducing new products to the South Korean market, along with contacts with important institutions responsible for the control and operation of the chemicals and mixtures market.
The Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc of Chemical Substances
The Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc of Chemical Substances(K-REACH) was promulgated on 22 May 2013 by the Ministry of Environment in South Korea and it comes into force on 1 Jan 2015. The Act is also well-known as Korea REACH due to its similarity to the EU REACH regulation.
Under K-REACH, any person who intends to manufacture or import a new chemical substance or at least one ton per year of a designated existing chemical substance subject to registration shall register the chemical substance before he/she manufactures or imports. K-REACH also sets out requirements for companies to report the volume and uses of substances they manufacture/import and notify products containing hazardous chemicals substance.
Chemical Control Act(CCA)
The chemicals control act(previously toxic chemicals control act) passed national assembly in May in 2013 and it comes into force on 1 Jan 2015. It is a new law focusing on chemical reporting and chemical accident prevention. Under CCA, any person who manufactures or imports a chemical shall verify if their chemical product contains any regulated substance and submit the details to the Ministry of Environment. Any person who intends to set up and operate toxic chemicals handling facilities shall prepare off-site consequence analysis report that evaluates the impact of a potential chemical accident on the surrounding environment and population.
CCA also requires that any person who handles accident prone chemicals in excess of a certain amount prepare and submit a contingency plan every five years.