Korea, RepublicKorea addresses PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F as restricted substances under the Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Act. Under the Act, any manufacture, import, export and use of PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F are restricted except for specific exemptions and acceptable use in the Stockholm Convention.

Since 2013, Korea has implemented environmental monitoring on PFOS, and has also conducted environmental monitoring on PFOA since 2015.

Action Path taken BEPs Implemented Category of PFASss addressed Articles covered? Life cycle stage(s) addressed Method of approach Public- private partnership encouraged? Level of constraint

Under the Persistent Organic Pollutions Control Act, PFOS, its salts, PFOS-F are designated as restricted

Restriction on manufacture, import, export, use Minimise their uses with the efforts to develop alternatives PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F Yes Manufature, import, export, use Regulatory Yes Strict restriction on manufacture, import, expoert, use except acceptable uses and specific exemptions in the Stockholm Convention


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