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1) Committee's Mission Statement

The Chemical Committee aims to provide forum for AMCHAM members to discuss various political, mainly regulatory issues of chemical industry in Korea. The Committee works to enhance regulatory environment so that chemical-related policies and regulations are more harmonized with global standards. One particular issue of the Committee’s interest is chemical control laws and the Committee seeks to engage in activities for opinion shaping opportunities with officials from Korean regulatory and policy-making organizations. The Committee also operates committee working group for more in depth discussion on technical matters of chemical regulatory issues and for setting agenda for the Committee meeting. The working group is open to all AMCHAM members, and have a regular meeting at quarterly basis. Twice or 3 times a year, the Committee provide informative meeting opportunities for members inviting high profile speakers from the Korean governments and international organizations.

2) Activities in Support of the Mission

* Working group regular meetings (every 3 months) on on-going and new regulatory issue related topics.

* Regular meetings (bi-annual) inviting high profile speakers from the Korean governments including MOKE, MOE and MOL with following topics and speakers

MOKE: Dr. H. W. Lee, Korea REACH legislation

MOE: Korea REACH legislation and revision of Toxic Chemical Control Act

MOL: Revision of Occupational Health and Hygiene Act in accordance with Korea REACH legislation



Hye-Jin Soh - Dow Korea

Hyeon Ju Ahn - 3M Korea

Schoni (Seung Hyun) Song - Macoll Consulting Group