CLP

Classification, Labelling and Packaging

Last updated:
14
February
2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Applicable to
European Economic Area
Northern Ireland

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Purpose
To ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment, facilitate free movement of substances and mixtures, harmonize classification and labeling criteria, and implement the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) within the EU.
Scope
Applies to substances and mixtures within the EEA, harmonizing criteria for their classification, labeling, and packaging.
Key requirements
Manufacturers, importers, and users must classify, label, and package substances and mixtures according to specific criteria. The regulation also includes obligations for notification and establishes a classification and labeling inventory.
Penalties
Member States are required to set penalties for non-compliance, ensuring they are effective, proportionate, and dissuasive.
EXEMPTIONS
Exemptions for substances in forms intended for final users (e.g., medicinal products, food, etc.), and specific cases in the interests of defense.
Guidance
Guidance provided by the European Chemicals Agency and national authorities.