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Act on registration and evaluation, etc. of chemical substances(ARECS)

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Korea has the fifth largest chemical industry in the world. The total volume of chemicals is increasing at a rate of 6.4% every year, and hazardous chemicals at a rate of 8.2% annually. Despite the rapid growth, the safety threats on humans or the environment posed by hazardous chemicals in the Korean market has not been fully and closely verified, and only some of the chemicals have been verified their hazards. In addition, there was a growing awareness that we need to establish an advanced chemical management system taking into account the domestic situation and the international trend toward strengthened chemical management. Hence, the Act on Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances (hereinafter referred to as “ARECS”) has been enforced since January 1, 2015. The main idea of ARECS is as follows: First, compile critical information for managing chemicals through a mandatory registration system for all non-phase in chemicals (the socalled new substances) and phase-in chemicals (the so-called existing substances) that are manufactured in or imported to Korea more than one ton per year. Then, conduct ha


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Title Act on registration and evaluation, etc. of chemical substances(ARECS)
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Sejong, South Korea : Korea Environment Institute

Date 2015
Series Title; No Korea environmental policy bulletin / vol. 13(issue 2)
Pages 26
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding Korea Environment Institute
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