Eastman

Korea REACH

Korea Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH)
Annual reporting requirements

Eastman, a Responsible Care® company, fully supports the objectives of the K-REACH Act stipulated by South Korea on Jan. 1, 2015. We are also fully aware of the obligations resulting from the implementation of the act.

One requirement of K-REACH is the annual reporting of imported chemical substances into Korea to the South Korea Ministry of Environment for volumes greater than one ton per year. This reporting obligation 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 and its manufacturing companies have appointed the Eastman Chemical Korea Ltd office in Seoul as its OR under K-REACH.

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


Eastman  proceeds as follows for 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 cannot be disclosed due to confidential business information reasons, Eastman conducts 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 importer
  • 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 K-REACH

Importers are responsible to provide accurate information to our OR office and will remain responsible for all other obligations subject to K-REACH, excepting cases where different procedures are agreed upon.

For products where we can provide the CoC, please see Table 1 below. For products listed in Table 1, the annual reporting can be completed by the importer.

Any registration requirements for products supplied by Eastman subject to K-REACH (priority existing chemicals under K-REACH as published by the South Korea Ministry of Environment, public notice 2015-92 of July 1, 2015) will be communicated separately and may differ from case to 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
Eastobond™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 with confidential composition

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 ppromotorsCristal™
Crystex™Drystar™Eastar™Eastoflex™
Eastotac™Endex™Foralyn™Kristalex™
Piccotac™Regalite™Regalrez™Retarder solvent
Skydrol®
Solus™Staybelite™Tacolyn™
Tenite™Tenox™Tritan™Turbo oil


Korea Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH)
Registration of priority substances before July 1, 2018

Any registration requirements for products supplied by Eastman subject to the act (priority existing chemicals under K-REACH as published by the Ministry of Environment, (public notice 2015-92 of July 1, 2015) will be communicated separately to the relevant importers and may differ from case by case.


Eastman products that contain substances which require registration for the first priority list

Substance listed on the first 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 involved parties.


Contact for questions and submitting documentation


 End-Use Coding

 Annual Reporting Declaration of Consent

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