Following the pre-registration deadline for existing biocidal active substances in June 2019, South-Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) have announced draft deadlines for full approval under K-BPR. The final deadlines will be announced on the 31st December.

The most common substance / product-type combinations (i.e. disinfectants and insecticides) have the earliest approval deadline of December 2022 and the less common substance / product-type combinations (i.e. material preservatives) have the latest deadline of December 2029.

Companies that have pre-registered substances must submit a plan for their substance approval by the end of this year or face a manufacture or import ban.