The deadlines for registering existing substances under K-REACH in volumes between 100 and 1,000 tonnes is approaching at the end of this year.

Under K-REACH, companies manufacturing or importing existing substances in volumes of one tonne/year or more must pre-register them to obtain the grace periods to be able to continue manufacturing or importing them, until the full registration deadline. South Korea’s MoE continues to add substances to the K-REACH pre-registered list.

The remaining full registration deadlines that depend on the volume of substance being manufactured or imported are:

  • 31 December 2024 for volumes of between 100 and 1000 tonnes
  • 31 December 2027 for volumes of between ten and 100 tonnes; and
  • 31 December 2030 for low volume substances of between one and ten tonnes.

High-volume substances, with 1000 tonnes or more manufactured or imported per year, had to be registered by the end of 2021. If you are planning on importing a substance in volumes above 1000 tonnes per year, then a registration must be obtained prior to the import (or manufacture) beginning.

The latest deadline is approaching, therefore if you are importing an existing substance in volumes between 100 and 1000 tonnes per annum then the registration grace period is coming to an end at the end of this year and consequently, companies must ensure that they have registered their substances prior to 31 December 2024.

Please contact H2 Compliance for any assistance with registering your substances under K-REACH.

Published: April 18, 2024