• August 3, 2020
  • WTO

Korea | Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Decree of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act


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Title of document
1. Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Decree of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act 2. Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Rules of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act (47 page(s), in Korean; 92 page(s), in Korean)

Description
1. Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Decree provides:  The additional list of the substance or product exempted from compliance check, notification or approval; methods to apply for notification and approval of any change occurred in the already-notified or approved Consumer Chemical Products subject to Safety Check; an additional elements of similarity criteria that are applied to imported treated articles; reasons to allow repeated vertebrate tests; the minimum period of work experience required for technicians of testing institutes to be designated; the list of additional works that can be done by a representative assigned by overseas manufacturer; and information that the representative shall inform the importers.   2. Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Rules provides: The procedure for confirming whether a substance or product is subject to exemption from compliance check, notification, or approval; the list of changes to be notified or approved regarding the already-notified or approved Consumer Chemical Products subject to Safety Check, and relevant application forms; the list of information on Consumer Chemical Products subject to Safety Check that shall be disclosed to the public; improvement of a joint submission procedure for approval, and relevant data requirements; a method to allow temporary exemption to biocidal products from approval at a time of emergency; submission of evidence data to demonstrate effect or efficacy of consumer chemical product when notifying the competent authorities of it, if it is intended to indicate effect or efficacy from any active substance in product; prohibition of displaying any indication or expression on packaging and advertisement if it claims effect or efficacy that is different to those notified to or get approved by the competent authorities; a standard for manufacture or storage facilities to ensure quality management of approval-required products, and safety control standard thereof; qualification of a representative to be assigned by overseas manufacturer, and a procedure for notifying the competent authorities of the assignment or dismissal.

Notifying member: Korea, Republic of

NotificationG/TBT/N/KOR/911

Objective tag
Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Reducing trade barriers and facilitating trade

Objective
According to the amendment of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act on 24 March 2020, these partial amendments of subordinate laws state the matters that are entrusted to support the implementation of the Act, as well as providing additional elements to improve the system to secure safety of people.

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Agency responsible
Ministry of Environment

Timing:

  • Submission: 31/07/2020
  • Reception: 31/07/2020
  • Distribution: 31/07/2020
  • Final date for comments: 19/09/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A

                   

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