Supply chain communications and CBI protection under K-REACH
24 July 2014
There has been much discussion on some key aspects of South Korea’s Act on the Registration, Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH), such as the reporting scheme, the tonnage threshold and the coverage of intermediates or polymers. Much less has been said about its provisions on supply chain communications and CBI protection. Yet, on these aspects, K-REACH diverges from the EU Regulation and raises concerns that companies, in particular downstream companies, should be aware of as they prepare for the entry into force of the new legislation on 1 January 2015.