National Regulations Governing Labels:

In South Korea the regulations governing consumer product labeling for toxic substances are found under the Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA). The TCCA classification and label criteria are based on the UN GHS, there are however a few differences between the Korean and UN standards. Further, the Quality Control and Industrial Consumer Products Safety Act provides the authority and regulations for issuing safety certificates on certain products that contain hazardous materials. For more information on consumer protection regulations, policies and research please refer to the Korea Consumer Agency.

 

Additional Regulations:

In South Korea chemicals are also regulated by the following legislative acts:

Atomic Energy Act
Agricultural Chemicals / Fertilizers / Feed Control Act(s)
Cosmetic Act
Pharmaceutical Affairs Act
Narcotics Control Act
Food Sanitation Act
Dangerous Material Management Act
High Pressure Gas Safety Control Act
Gun, Sword and Gunpowder Control Act

 

GHS Implementation Status:

The Global Harmonized System (GHS) has been implemented in Korea. Substances are currently regulated under the new legislation based on the GHS; Mixtures should be classified under new regulations by July 1, 2013.

 

Language for required text:

English
Korean

 

Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options:

N/A

 

Extra language comments:

All specific hazard text provided in Korean and English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.

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