First Meeting of Chemical Evaluation Committee of South Korea was Successfully Held

Original Article from CIRS

On 22 January 2015, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) announced that Chemical Substance Evaluation Committee (CSEC), which was built up under the Act for the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH), has successfully held its first meeting.

In the meeting, one of the major topics was the discussion of the draft list of 518 existing chemicals, which enterprises need to finish the registration before 30 June 2018. The final version of the chemical list is expected to be published in June 2015. The topic about safety labeling standards and the hazardous substance restriction were also discussed in the meeting.

The Chemical Evaluation Committee is in charged by the deputy minister of MoE, who is responsible for chemicals related industries. The committee consists of professional and private organization members and related stakeholders. The next committee meeting is scheduled for July.

In the meantime, the Korea Chemicals Management Association (KCMA) published a survey on how enterprises plan to register their chemical substances for the 2018 deadline. According to the survey results, KCMA will assist enterprises with the registration and to make sure if the 3-year registration period is sufficient. The survey is open until 2 February 2015.


MoE announcement (in Korean)
KCMA Survey (in Korean)
KCMA Announcement (in Korean)

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