The Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals(ARECS) called K-REACH for short, was enforce formally on January 1, 2015. After implementation, all new chemicals and appointed existing chemicals with annual export volume of more than 1 tonne shall be registered before they are allowed to enter the Korean market. From January 1, 2019, the revised K-REACH will require all existing chemicals manufactured/exported in excess of 1 tonne/year to be pre-registered before they can enjoy a 2-10 year registration buffer period and the Korean market. It is widely believed that the global trade in chemicals exported to Korea will be regulated and greatly affected by the new K-REACH.

    Object and subject of K-REACH

    1. All the new chemicals
    2. manufactured/exported in excess of 1 tonne/year

    1. manufacturer
    2. importer
    3. Only representative (OR) appointed by a non-korean manufacturer

    Exemption from the registration of K-REACH

    1. Radioactive material
    2. Drugs and non-pharmaceutical drugs
    3. The anesthetic
    4. Cosmetics and active ingredients used as cosmetic ingredients
    5. Pesticides and active ingredients
    6. Fertilizer
    7. Food and food additives
    8. Feed
    9. Explosives
    10. Military supplies
    11. Health food
    12. Medical apparatus and instruments

    Description of K-REACH registration term period 

    According to the k-reach regulations, chemicals are officially classified into three categories:
    1. Existing chemicals
    2. Existing 591 priority registered substances
    3. New chemicals (different pre-registration deadlines and buffer periods according to the classification of substances and the tonnage to be registered).

    Requirements for registration data of K-REACH

    1. Your company information
    2. Material identification information
    3. Product use information
    4. MSDS and label information
    5. Physical, chemical, toxicological and ecological information
    6. Risk assessment report
    7. Safety Data Sheet

    Our service

    1. OR agency
    2. Annual report submission
    3. Registration strategy formulation
    4. Preparation and submission of registration dossier
    5. Lead registration project management
    6. The risk assessment
    7. Test supervision and data quality assessment
    8. Communicate upstream and downstream of the supply chain
    9. Post-registration management
    10. Product hazardous substances notification and product conformity assessment
    11. Korea MSDS review and production
    12. QSAR