Little Pro on 2019-01-08
K-REACH not only requires the registration of new substances and >=1t/y existing substances, but also requires that producers and importers of products containing a priority control substance report the name, amount, hazard information, data on exposure and purpose of the priority control substance contained in the product to the Minister of Environment before manufacture or importation. In this article, we will help you understand this product reporting requirements.
'Product' is a unique concept under K-REACH. A product means a mixture or an article used by consumers or a component of the mixture or the article that may expose consumers to chemical substances. A product includes both chemical preparations and solid articles. Typical products include cleaning products, air refreshers and toys.
If your product is only for industrial use, you can skip the rest of this article. If you are selling a consumer chemical product, you not only need to comply with K-REACH, but also need to comply with The Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act.
“Priority control substances” mean risk-posing chemical substances which fall under any of the following and which are announced by the Minister of Environment (MOE).
on 28 Dec 2018, the MoE announced 2 lists of priority control substances.
The first list comes into force on 1 July 2019. The second list comes into force on 1 July 2021. Please contact us should you need this list.
A producer or an importer of products containing a priority control substance shall report, the name, amount, hazard information, data on exposure and purpose of the priority control substance contained in the product to the Minister of Environment before manufacture or importation when:
When reporting a product, companies need to submit standard reporting form (Form No. 28) along with product labels and instruction manuals.
A product containing a priority control substance may be produced or without reporting if:
Any person who transfers a product containing a priority control substance reported shall provide safety info about the contained priority control substance in the product, to a person who acquires the product. The safety info includes:
If any consumers request provision of such information, such information shall be provided free of charge within 45 days from the date of such request.
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