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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.
For more information, refer to the original document by clicking the source.