Welcome to GPC South Korea

GPC South Korea, aka Sustainability Support Service (SSS) Korea, is the South Korean branch of the GPC group.

GPC Korea provides global chemical regulatory compliance services including Only Representative (OR) for non-Korean chemical manufacturers and exporters who need to comply with K-REACH. As an OR, GPC Korea ensures K-REACH compliance and prepares necessary technical dossiers such as Safety Data Sheet (SDS), Chemical Safety Report (CSR), phys-chem and toxic data. 

GPC Korea also provides Korean chemical manufacturers and exporters a complete Regulatory Compliance Service and Advisory for all non-Korean destinations through GPC's other global offices and partners. 

For additional details please refer to Regulation, News and FAQs tabs on the right side bar. 

For any further questions please book a Free Regulatory Compliance Consultation by writing to us at [email protected]


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Latest News

K-BPR: Three biocidal substances were added to the existing biocidal substance list

South Korea added three substances in the 741 existing biocidal substance list therefore, the total number of biocidal chemicals in the existing list becomes 744 entries. It includes:

  • Chlorine dioxide generated from sodium chlorite by oxidation (CAS 10049-04-4)
  • Active chlorine released from sodium chlorosulfamate (CAS 13637-90-6)
  • Active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis

Each substance has limited use, for instance, the first substance (CAS 10049-04-4) can only be used as a disinfectant; The second substance as preservatives for materials and equipment; and the third substance as a disinfectant. Once They all have extended full registration deadline of 2029 December 31.

In the same announcement, the MoE updated full registration deadline for 34 substances in the existing 741 biocidal list and the allowed uses.

Affected stakeholders and implications

Manufacturer and importer of the biocidal substances in the existing list shall submit an Approval Plan to benefit from the extended full registration deadline. In the case of a non-Korean manufacturer, one can appoint an Only Representative to comply with K-BPR obligations.

 

Update: 2021-1-13

KOSHA: What are the implications to Industry as a result of the MSDS regulation amendment?

The recent MSDS amendment in South Korea is enforced on 16 January 2021. This amendment outlines that chemical manufacturers and importers are a subject delivering and submitting an MSDS to the Korean Occupational Safety and Health Agency via the IT system. Besides, an MSDS has to be submitted before the manufacture and import; and the due date for submission varies depending on the tonnage band. At earliest it should be done by 2022 January 16 for those who manufacture and import more than 1000 tpa and the latest due date will be 2026 for less than 1 tpa tonnage band.

The second important change is that Confidential Business Information in an MSDS shall be approved in advance. Besides, substance information that considers as confidential for instance, substance name and contents shall not be left blank but should be written with alternative names or contents. At last, a non-Korean manufacturer can appoint an Only Representative to submit an MSDS.

Affected stakeholders and implications

Manufacturer and importer of chemical substance should submit an MSDS to the Korean Occupational Safety and Health Agency via the IT system. In the case of a non-Korean manufacturer, one can appoint an Only Representative to comply with K-BPR obligations. GPC Korea provides services including drafting an MSDS and submission to the authority as an OR.

 

Update: 2021-01-14