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After three years work, South Korea's updated chemicals regulation has passed its first major registration deadline – for priority existing chemicals (Pecs). The original list contained an estimated 510 Pecs needing registration and, as the deadline closed on 2 July, the actual figures came to:
  • 350 data consortia with an elected lead registrant; of which
  • 336 made dossier submissions.
This means that 14 consortia failed to meet the deadline. As a consequence, companies importing or manufacturing these chemicals must stop doing so until they submit and get approval for their registrations.
Of the 336 submissions:
  • 201 have been approved; and
  • 135 are either awaiting a response, or have been asked for additional information.
Those asked for additional information have until the grace period ends on 30 September to provide it.
 
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