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KREACH pre registration notification has started ( 1 January 2019 - 30 June 2019)

Basic Chemicals, Cosmetics & Dyes Export Promotion Council
(Set-up by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India)

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K-REACH pre-registration/notification has started

( 1 January 2019 - 30 June 2019)





Dear Member Exporter,


The Council would like to inform that the amended Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances in South Korea (also known as K-REACH) was promulgated in March 2018 and has come into force on 1 Jan 2019. K-REACH pre-notification has started from 1 Jan 2019 and will end on 30 June 2019.


If you are exporting chemicals to South Korea, you should consider making pre-registration / notification of chemicals under K-REACH before 30th June 2019 using a reputed Only Representative (OR) located in South Korea.


The pre-registration process provides you open access to the South Korean market (you are not required to find Korean importers who have made pre-registrations in order to purchase your material) and sufficient time to decide on registration program. Please use this limited window to complete your pre-registrations.
Who Can Register?

Only Korean manufacturers and importers are obligated to register chemical substances under K-REACH. However, Foreign manufacturers (Non- Korean manufacturers) may appoint Korea-based only representatives to submit chemical registrations on their behalf.

Placing chemical substances on the South Korean market :-

According to the amended K-REACH regulation, manufacturers and importers in South Korea of new chemical substances of at least 0.1 tonne per year or of existing chemical substances that are imported or manufactured at quantities of at least 1 tonne per year shall pre-register and register their substances to the South Korean Ministry of Environment, according to the following criteria:


  • All existing substances manufactured/imported in quantities equal to or above 1 tonne/year have now the obligation to be pre-register between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019, via the Korea Environment Corporation (Keco) online system to the MoE. Companies taking this opportunity will benefit from extended registration deadlines foreseen for existing substances. If companies miss the pre-registration deadline then they are required to K-REACH register their substances prior to manufacture or import. The total number of existing substances listed under Korea existing chemical inventory (KECI) is 44348, Refer NCIS , please refer link below to access substance list. An excel list is attached for members for ready reference
  • All existing substances manufactured/imported in quantities equal to or above 1 tonne/year must be registered to the Ministry of Environment in South Korea via the Keco IT tool and by the applicable registration deadline as follows:


Substance Type

Registration Deadlines

  • >1000t/y existing substances
  • >1t/y CMR substances


31 Dec 2021

  • 100-1000t/y existing substances


31 Dec 2024

> 10 – 100 t/year existing substances

31 Dec 2027

1-10t/year existing substances

31 Dec 2030

  • From 1 January 2019, new substances and designated substances that are manufactured/imported in South Korea in quantities of at least 100 Kg per year must be registered to the MoE prior to manufacture/import
  • New substances that are manufactured or imported in South Korea in quantities of less than 100Kg/year do not need to be registered but be notified to the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER)
  • All existing designated substances (so-called PEC substances) are required to be registered to the MoE by the 30th of June 2018


Also, please find the attached study material useful for K-REACH compliance and websites addresses to understand more about K-REACH.



Hope you will find above information useful.

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully


Prafulla Walhe
Deputy Director

Encl : Guidance on joint submission procedure

MoE PEC Notification July 2015 PEC

Chemical search 20190116022641

Korea PEC LR List

Act on registration and evaluation












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