Aligning Chemicals´ Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation

Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted legislation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the ‘CLP Regulation’). The CLP Regulation sets rules on the hazard classification of chemicals, how these hazards are communicated through labelling and how the chemicals are packaged. CLP labels provide important hazard information to consumers and workers through pictograms (in the shape of a red diamond), hazard and precautionary statements and other labelling elements. The 8th ATP to CLP entered into force on 4 July 2016. Application of the new rules becomes mandatory from 1 February 2018, although they can be applied voluntarily before this date.

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