K-REACH Latest Registration Status

I. Current PEC Registration Statistics

1. Structural status of CICO (Chemical Substance Information Communicative Organizations) formation

Contents

Total

Large Enterprise

Medium Enterprise

Small Enterprise

Substance with CICO formation among 510 PEC

371




PEC having LR

321

185 (58%)

72 (22%)

64 (20%)

Total number of joining CICO

4,370

1,671(38%)

1,240 (28%)

1,459 (34%)

Total number of company joining CICO

1,367

387 (28%)

341 (25%)

639 (47%)

      * Number of PECs having LR has been updated to 331 as of 31st October 2017

  • Election of LR was not easy, because it was a burden for company to take LR's responsibility,and also companies are not sure yet whether they continue to manufacture or import the substance after grace period.
  • Some of PEC substances with no members are identified as no circulation any more in the market.

2. Current PEC registration statistics

Content

Total

>1,000 ton

100-1,000 ton

10-100 ton

Number of Registration dossier submission

10 out 16 have been completed its registration

4

1

11

       * Updated status until 31st October,  2017: 10 PEC substances are registered and 10 PEC registration dossiers are under review now.

II.Current New Chemical Registration Statistics

1. Number of registration

Period

Low volume (less than 1ton/yr) registration

GeneralRegistration(1ton/yr)

Change in Registration

Total

2015

2,599

23

46

2,668

2016

2,298

67

63

2,428

Until June, 2017

864

49

41

954

  • Approx. 2,000 low volume registration dossier have been submitted.
  • Number of registration and change in registration seem to be increased.

2. Current registration status in uses


  • 2,475 out of 5,900 identified use are ‘fragrance (odor agents)’ where ittakes 42% intotal.
  • ‘Intermediate’ takes12%.

3.Statistics for current new chemical registration based on tonnage band

< 10kg

10kg-100kg

100kg-1ton

>1ton

35%

43%

20%

2%

  • Less than 1 ton of low volume registration takes 98% in total.
  • Greater than 1000 ton of registration for 3 substances have been registered.

4. Current status of NIER’s supplementary order to submit additional test report for hazard assessment as of June 30,2017

  • 1018 cases have been submitted inresponse to the NIER’s supplementary order during hazard assessment.
  • 855 cases have dropped its application after being ordered to submit additional data.

5. Major issue of registration supplementation

  • Major reasons for registration supplementation are lack of exposure information (detaileduse or exposure information) and incorrect identification (e.g. incorrect chemical name, incorrect chemical structure and/or CAS No.)

III. Industry's Countermeasure

  • As the deadline of PEC registration is nearby, which is end of June 2018, not only the manufacturers and the importers,but also the downstream users using PEC should check registration completeness of relevant substances in advance.
  • The registered new chemicals are mostly the substances having low volume (less than 100kg) and there is possibility that the registration for lessthan 100kg low volume can be changed to 'notification' according to K-REACH amendment, which will eventually reduce cost of the industry.
  • It is essential to check whether a new chemical substance is included in the product manufactured, imported or purchased, and when a company registers his chemical, he makes sure to submit the accurate and detailed use,the exposure information and the substance identification information.

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Further Information

Introduction to K-REACH