South Korea Korea proposes Regulations on Labeling and Advertising of Consumer Chemical Products

Korea proposes Regulations on Labeling and Advertising of Consumer Chemical Products

The Ministry of Environment of South Korea is in the process of providing administrative notice on the proposed enactment of the Regulations on Labeling and Advertising of Consumer Chemical Products from April 29 to June 7, 2022. The Regulations are based on Article 34, Paragraph 1 of the Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety Act (hereinafter referred to as K-BPR) and Article 34, Paragraph 1 of the Enforcement Rules of K-BPR, establishing specific phrases and expressions that manufacturers, importers, sellers, and distributors of consumer chemical products subject to safety verification and biocides must not use in packaging and advertising of the products concerned. In order to protect the health and safety of the public, phrases that could mislead people into believing that there is no toxicity at all or no negative impact on the environment and nature would be restricted.