In December 2016 The South Korean Ministry of Environment amended Korea Reach (K-REACH) as follows:

  • The introduction of pre-registration of chemicals
  • Abolishing the K-REACH reporting scheme that is already in place
  • Information provision through the supply chain and consumers
  • Registration for chemicals that are over one tonne
  • Penalties for false test results and hazard data, whether it was intentional or not
  • Penalties for manufactures and importers of chemicals without the adequate registration
  • Penalties for harm to both the environment and human health from using a chemical that was not registered

Despite these unexpected changes, the deadline of June 2018 remains. 

For more information on K-REACH visit the CIRS website at: http://www.cirs-reach.com/KoreaTCCA/Korea_REACH_The_Act_on_the_Registration_and_Evaluation_of_Chemicals.html