International chemical law
Over recent decades, the disregard for safety regulations in South Korea has led to numerous serious chemical accidents. For this reason, the existing chemical law (Toxic Chemical Control Act • TCCA), introduced in 1991, has been revised and updated to bring it into line with current standards.
On 30 April 2013, the South Korean Parliament passed a new piece of legislation, inspired by the EU-REACH legislation: Korean-REACH (K-REACH). It is designed to ensure greater protection of health and the environment, and entered into force on 1 January 2015.
Unlike the previous TCCA legislation, which covered regulations on new substances and selected toxic substances only, K-REACH covers all chemicals.
Although it is based heavily on the EU-REACH Regulation in terms of consortia management, IT platform, Only Representative (OR) function and tonnage band classification, K-REACH has some unique country-specific features. Our team at Chemservice Asia has well-grounded expertise in this field and will support you in successfully placing your products on the Asian market.
- Consultation on K-REACH
- Strategic and technical support
- Only Representative (OR)
- Dossier compilation and submission
- Consortia management
- Creation of Safety Data Sheets