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​​​K(OREAN)-REACH

Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH)
Annual Reporting Requirements

As stipulated in the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH) of 1 January 2015.

Eastman, a Responsible Care® company fully supports the objectives of the K-REACH Act. We are also fully aware of the obligations resulting from the implementation of the Act.

One of the requirements of the mentioned Act is the annual reporting of imported chemical substances into Korea to MoE (Ministry of Environment) for volumes >1Ton per year. This obligation of reporting falls under the importer or the Korean manufacturer. In case the products are manufactured outside Korea, the Act contains a provision for which the obligations under the Act can be transferred to the Korean Only Representative (OR) for the foreign manufacturer. Eastman Chemical Company and its manufacturing companies have appointed the Eastman Chemical Korea Ltd office in Seoul as their OR under K-REACH.

The importer will be able to do the annual reporting, provided the supplier can provide the full composition of the product.


Eastman has decided to proceed as follows for the annual reporting obligations:

For products for which the 100% composition can be disclosed, the importer can request our office for the full composition by means of the Certificate of Composition (CoC). This certificate will enable the importer to fulfil the annual reporting obligations.

For products for which the composition, due to Confidential Business Information reasons, cannot be disclosed, Eastman decided to do the annual reporting on behalf of the importer through our appointed OR office in Seoul.

For these products (see table 2), we need to receive from the importer:
  • A declaration of consent that the OR for Eastman Chemical Korea can do the annual reporting on behalf of
  • The exact year-end total cleared volume imported for the specific product(s)
  • The end-use(s) of the product(s) according to the end-use assignments under the K-REACH Act

Importers are responsible to provide accurate information to our Only Representative (OR) office and will remain responsible for all other obligations subject to the Act, unless agreed differently.

For products for which we can provide the Certificate of Composition, please see Table 1 below. For the products listed in Table 1, the annual reporting can be done by the importer.

Any possible registration requirements for products supplied by Eastman subject to the Act (Priority Existing Chemicals under K-REACH as published by MoE (Public Notice No.2015-92 of 1 July 2015) will be communicated separately and may differ from case by case.


Table 1: Products for which a Certificate of Composition (CoC) can be provided upon request.

Product Short Name
AAEMAcetic AcidAcetic Anhydriden-Butyl Acetate
n-Butyl PropionateCHDM-DDB AcetateDB Solvent
DE AcetateDE SolventDTBHQDymerex™
Eastman™ 168/td> Eastrobond™EEHEEP
2-EH AcidEP SolventForal™HPHP
HydroquinoneIBIBIPAIsobutyl Acetate
MAKMIBKMPKNPG
MTBHQOptifilm™Pamolyn™Probenz™
n-Propyl AlcoholPropionic AcetatePropionic AcidPropionic Anhydride
Texanol™TBAATBHQTEG-2EH
TEPTherminol™TMPDToluhydroquinone
TXIB
Velate™


Table 2: Products for which the composition is considered confidential

All grades of the series (unless listed in table 1)
Adhesion PromotorAdmex™Advantis™Aerafin™
AQ™ PolymersBenzoflex™C-A-P Cellulose EstersCellulose Acetate
Cellulose Acetate ButyrateCellulose Acetate PropionateCP Adhesion PromotorsCristal™
Crystex™Drystar™Eastar™Eastoflex™
Eastotac™Endex™Foralyn™Kristalex™
Piccotac™Regalite™Regalrez™Retarder Solvent
Skydrol®Solus™Staybelite™Tacolyn™
Tenite™Tenox™Tritan™Turbo Oil


Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH)
Registration of Priority Substances before 1 July 2018

Any possible registration requirements for products supplied by Eastman subject to the Act (Priority Existing Chemicals under K-REACH as published by MoE (Public Notice No.2015-92 of 1 July 2015) will be communicated separately to the relevant importers and may differ from case by case.


The following Eastman products contain substances which require registration for the 1st Priority List

Substance listed on the 1st priority list CAS# Relevant Eastman Chemical products
2-(2-Butoxyethoxy) ethanol112-34-5Eastman™ DB Solvent
Diphenyl92-52-4Therminol™ 68, -72 and -VP1
Formic Acid64-18-6Formic Acid
Hydroquinone123-31-9Eastman™ Hydroquinone
Triethylamine121-44-8Triethylamine
Xylene1330-20-7Eastman™ Chlorinated Polyolefins

Eastman has nominated our OR in Seoul to register the substances on behalf of the importing customers. Separate communications will take place with the parties involved.


Contact for questions and submitting documentation


 End-Use Coding

 Annual Reporting Declaration of Consent

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