by Ellen Pinkos Cobb
South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) has published guidance, available in English, on annual reporting for manufacturers and producers, in accordance the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH). Reports are required to be completed by June 30 each year. The Guidance includes an introduction; the reporting procedure; the method to prepare each reporting category; and an example of a chemical substance report. Information is included on exemptions; reporting categories; how to apply for data protection; how and when to report changes; and subsequent record keeping.
Reports may be filed on the K-REACH IT system. The report deadline was changed last July, from April 30 to June 30, as per Article 3 of the ministerial decree. The reporting data will be used, together with information on substance hazards and risks, to designate substances subject to registration.