News from Korea

Date: 20.08.2014

In Korea, the Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals of Korea (also known as “K-REACH”) will come into force on 1 January 2015 and will from then on regulate the registration of chemicals.

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In comparison to the current legislation (TCCA), the costs related to a registration under K-REACH will increase considerably for the majority of the chemicals. Please be aware that there is still the opportunity to register your chemical under TCCA, thereby saving time and money.

Chemicals that are registered under TCCA can be subsequently transferred to K-REACH in a simplified manner.

Basically, a registration under TCCA can be advantageous for the following types of substances:

  1. Chemical substances subject to simplified registration under TCCA
  2. Polymers
  3. Chemical substances imported or manufactures> 10 tons per annum

However, in order to ensure a successful registration under TCCA, the registration application must be submitted to the Korean National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) before the first of October 2014.

Therefore, please contact us at your earliest convenience if you want to rely on our support for registering your substance in Korea under the TCCA regimen.

 

 

‘AIR2’ ACTIVE SUBSTANCES – REQUEST OF MEMBER STATES FOR PRODUCT INFORMATION

Date: 07.08.2014

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: PRODUCTS CONTAINING ‘AIR2’ ACTIVES TO BE SUPPORTED AT ARTICLE 43 RENEWAL.

Following renewal of approval for the ‘AIR2’ active substances (Reg. (EC) 1141/2010; http://eur-lex.europa.eu), the process of Article 43 (the renewal of authorisations for all products containing those active substances) will begin.

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Member states request all affected authorisation holders to provide some information in a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet should be completed for each product containing an AIR 2 active substance, also for generic products but there is no need for “clone” (back-to-back) products which are based fully on letters of access.

Even if the applicants may not be certain at this stage whether they intend to support the product at Art 43 renewal, they should include product details. Columns which do not apply should be left blank.

For example, the spreadsheet to be used for the central zone is available via
https://circabc.europa.eu/d/a/workspace/SpacesStore/4f23c4a3-4b8e-4836-8a6b-5bcb20e67cdd/art%2043%20renewal%20products%20table.xls

This information has been/will be sent by each MS to all affected authorisation holders in that MS.
The deadlines to submit these spreadsheets are as follows: until the 31 August 2014 for the Central zone and until 30 September 2014 for the Southern zone.

Authorisation holders may reply to each individual MS, but multinational companies may prefer to collate their responses at the zonal level and send the information to a common contact in the respective zone. For multinationals, please see below for contact details:

Central zone: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Southern zone: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northern zone: For the Northern Zone there is still no information available.


For more information, please contact

Dr. Albrecht Heidemann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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