Feature: What is the outlook for PFASs in Asia? Locked

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances pose technical challenges for Asian regulators and industry in view of growing public concern. Andrew Jackson reports

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand

South Korea's parliament passes major amendments to K-BPR Locked

Changes include adding an OR system and multiple exemptions

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea approves K-BPR amendment to prioritise non-animal tests Locked

Expected to come into force on 1 January 2021

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea's environment ministry to support SMEs in registration Locked

Programme to aid compliance with K-REACH

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea launches K-REACH registration data support system Locked

Information compiled from multiple sources available for 335 substances

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korean companies object to hazard classifications in products guide Locked

But NGOs call for ‘full disclosure’ of information

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea to simplify manufacturer risk assessment reporting requirements Locked

Reports to be combined and ministries to share information

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea's environment ministry to offer SMEs test data at reduced price Locked

Free support to include help preparing registration dossiers

Asia Pacific, South Korea

Simple transfer of registration data from EU to South Korea ‘not an option’ Locked

Consultant says GLP requirement under K-REACH likely to cause problems

Asia Pacific, Europe, South Korea

Sweden's international chemicals programme targets countries in Africa, Asia Locked

South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam among those with which Kemi is collaborating

Africa & Middle East, Argentina, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Indonesia, Latin America & Caribbean, South Africa, South Korea, Vietnam

K-REACH implementation uncertainty affects domestic companies, says US industry group Locked

American Chemistry Council urges more guidance and clarity

Asia Pacific, North America, South Korea, United States

Australia and South Korea to cooperate on risk assessment methods Locked

MoU focuses on cosmetic ingredients

Asia Pacific, Australia, South Korea

MoE advises separate consortiums for K-REACH nanomaterial registration Locked

Ministry to prepare guidance following pilot project

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea: Revised figures double animal numbers used in cosmetic testing Locked

More than 4,000 used despite official ban

Asia Pacific, South Korea

Feature: Animal testing in Asia – harmonised approach unlikely Locked

Asean, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, South Korea, Taiwan

South Korea MoE to publish hazard guide next month Locked

To accompany voluntary product safety scheme

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea launches joint registration consortium system Locked

Pre-registration statistics published

Asia Pacific, South Korea

Consumer chemical companies join South Korean voluntary product safety scheme Locked

Includes ingredients disclosure and introducing hazard assessment methods

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea consults on draft amendments to children’s product standard Locked

Revises limits for certain hazardous substances

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea publishes draft K-REACH revision in midst of Japan trade dispute Locked

Relaxes new substance registration rules with R&D exemptions

Asia Pacific, South Korea

South Korea publishes test data requirements for biocide approvals Locked

Rules cover both substances and products

Asia Pacific, South Korea

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

South Korea to update cosmetic safety rules Locked

Updates broadly in line with EU cosmetics rules

Asia Pacific, South Korea

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

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

South Korea expands VOC controls and tightens limits in paint Locked

Maximum limits set and substances added to scope

Asia Pacific, South Korea

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

South Korea proposes formaldehyde, methanol standards for hygiene products Locked

Asia Pacific, South Korea

Companies miss pre-registration deadline in South Korea Locked

Short time-frame and changing instructions blamed

Asia Pacific, South Korea

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