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K-REACH decrees published

Post By: Jonathan Rickwood on Friday, 07 March 2014

 

Chemical Watch reports that the draft secondary legislation for the implementation of South Korea's chemicals registration Act was issued for consultation by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) on 18 February.

The two documents, a Presidential Decree and a Ministerial Decree, will each implement South Korea's Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH), which comes into force on 1 January 2015. For both draft decrees the deadline for responses is 31 March.

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Costs of testing for K-REACH could top half million Euros

Post By: Jonathan Rickwood on Friday, 07 March 2014

 

Chemical Watch reporths that the costs of testing a chemical substance for registration under South Korea's Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH), could top €500,000 according to calculations made by consultants Korea Testing and Research Institute (KTR).

KTR's senior researcher, Jun Ho Lee, said costs could range between $40,000-$800,000 (€29,000-€580,000) depending on the data requirements. Like the EU's REACH regime, these vary depending on the tonnage of the substance. The four tonnage bands in K-REACH...

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