14 Aug 2019

K-REACH relaxation plans continue despite Japanese shipments Locked

Government move aims to help companies find alternative sources of supply

Asia Pacific, Japan, South Korea
7 Aug 2019

South Korea to update cosmetic safety rules Locked

Updates broadly in line with EU cosmetics rules

Asia Pacific, South Korea
31 Jul 2019

South Korea designates 128 substances as hazardous for use in children's products Locked

Risk assessments to assess toxicity or carcinogenicity

Asia Pacific, South Korea
30 Jul 2019

Japan-South Korea trade dispute could force relaxation in K-REACH rules Locked

Government pursuing several measures to help domestic industry

Asia Pacific, Japan, South Korea
17 Jul 2019

South Korea expands VOC controls and tightens limits in paint Locked

Maximum limits set and substances added to scope

Asia Pacific, South Korea
17 Jul 2019

South Korea's cosmetic reform bill has not stopped animal testing, says NGO Locked

Exemptions 'undermine' mandate to use accepted alternative methods

Asia Pacific, South Korea
16 Jul 2019

South Korea proposes formaldehyde, methanol standards for hygiene products Locked

Asia Pacific, South Korea
1 Jul 2019

Companies miss pre-registration deadline in South Korea Locked

Short time-frame and changing instructions blamed

Asia Pacific, South Korea
20 Jun 2019

ToxCast data valuable for AOP validation, study suggests Locked

US and South Korean scientists develop inhalation AOP

Asia Pacific, North America, South Korea, United States
17 Jun 2019

P&G examines K-REACH challenges before pre-registration deadline Locked

Asia Pacific, South Korea
13 Jun 2019

South Korea adds pre-notification instructions just before deadline Locked

Further details for UVCBs and substances lacking supplier information

Asia Pacific, South Korea
13 Jun 2019

Apec recommends regional GHS convergence measures Locked

Suggests adopting GHS 7th revision by 2021

Asia Pacific, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Latin America & Caribbean, Malaysia, Mexico, Multinational bodies, New Zealand, North America, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Russia & CIS, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
4 Jun 2019

South Korea announces biocide approvals criteria Locked

Full list of designated substances and product types available by end of year

Asia Pacific, South Korea
22 May 2019

South Korea’s MoE dismisses K-REACH pre-notification concerns Locked

Industry claims meeting 30 June deadline will be 'difficult'

Asia Pacific, South Korea
16 May 2019

South Korea considering delay to extended RoHS following industry concerns Locked

Enforcement postponed until at least 2020

Asia Pacific, South Korea
9 May 2019

South Korea publishes Osha amendment draft implementation rules Locked

Rules trigger industry concerns

Asia Pacific, South Korea
1 May 2019

South Korea to assess risk of 60 hazardous substances Locked

Scope includes products in contact with human body

Asia Pacific, South Korea
24 Apr 2019

South Korea releases consumer chemical products standards Locked

Comprehensive rules include phase-in safety checks and labelling requirements

Asia Pacific, South Korea
18 Apr 2019

South Korea recalls imported washing products containing CMIT/MIT Locked

Colgate-Palmolive washing-up liquid triggers enhanced inspections

Asia Pacific, South Korea
9 Apr 2019

South Korea amends organic, natural cosmetics standard Locked

Updates definitions and allowed ingredients and processes

Asia Pacific, South Korea
4 Apr 2019

South Korean industry raises concerns as CCA grace period ends Locked

Large facilities face challenging safety measures

Asia Pacific, South Korea
4 Apr 2019

Chemical tracking system approved by South Korea’s cabinet Locked

US industry objects over CBI concerns, potential exports effect

Asia Pacific, South Korea
27 Mar 2019

P&G flags polymer and pre-registration rules as K-REACH challenges Locked

Legislation mandates more information from consumer chemical companies

Asia Pacific, South Korea
20 Mar 2019

Seoul prosecutors reopen humidifier biocide investigation Locked

New investigations follow CMIT/MIT toxicity test results

Asia Pacific, South Korea
7 Mar 2019

Major chemical company raises issues with South Korea’s chemical tracking system Locked

Product notification and unique code problematic requirements

Asia Pacific, South Korea
21 Feb 2019

South Korea’s Osha remains concern for US, EU trade groups Locked

Duplicate registration and CBI at issue

Asia Pacific, South Korea
7 Feb 2019

South Korea releases K-BPR implementation plans Locked

Government will begin collecting biocides toxicity data

Asia Pacific, South Korea
31 Jan 2019

South Korea promulgates major Osha amendment Locked

SDSs/CBI public disclosure requirement removed

Asia Pacific, South Korea
10 Jan 2019

South Korean study: BPS, BPF disrupt zebrafish thyroid function Locked

Team report similarities with BPA amid complex picture of gene transcription

Asia Pacific, South Korea
10 Jan 2019

US backs industry concern over South Korea’s Osha changes Locked

Disclosure requirements said to 'breach' GHS standards

Asia Pacific, North America, South Korea, United States