The main industrial chemical regulation in South Korea is the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (AREC), commonly known as “K-REACH”. A revision to the regulation will enter into force on 1 January 2019.
K-REACH places significant obligations on manufacturers, importers, users and sellers of chemicals. Companies failing to comply can face large penalties, including penalty surcharges of up to 5% of sales and prison sentences of up to 5 years.
What are the obligations (from 1 January 2019)?
We can help to assess your company’s chemical substances and products, identify which duties apply and advise on the best strategy towards compliance. Our Regulatory Impact Assessments summarise the process, costs and timelines for registration, allowing you to make effective business decisions about your products.
Yordas Group has significant experience in submitting Registrations for a wide range of substances. Our regulatory consultants work very closely with our scientific experts throughout the Registration process on:
To submit a registration under K-REACH, companies not located in South Korea must appoint a South Korean Only Representative. Yordas can provide an Only Representative to represent your company for the purpose of submitting notifications.
Yordas can support you at every stage, from classification of substances and mixtures, advising on labelling requirements (including font or hazard pictogram size, hazard and precautionary statement selection) and authoring Safety Data Sheets in the format and language required. We also can research and fill any gaps in your data.