South Korea: Over 17,000 substances now pre-registered under K-REACH


Tally increases by 140 since July

South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) has updated the list of pre-registered substances under K-REACH, which now stands at 17,045 substances – up from 16,905 in July.

Although the pre-registration deadline was June 2019, more substances have since been added to the list as companies began manufacturing or importing existing substances for the first time.

Published on 11 January, the revised list covers:

The list is designed to encourage joint registration, by helping companies to identify others looking to register the same substance. Under K-REACH, those manufacturing or importing one tonne or more of an existing substance each year must pre-register it to obtain a grace period for full registration.

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Chemical Watch, 21 January 2021