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ECHA issues an update to the Guidance on Labelling and Packaging in accordance with the CLP update

12 September 2016

The European Commission has released the 9th ATP (adaptation to technical progress) to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. The amendments made include updates to the list of substances with a harmonised classification.

Companies must apply the revised classifications for the safe use of these chemicals by the 1st of March 2018, but companies can apply these changes before this date on a voluntary basis.

The amendment, which was introduced on the 17th of August 2016, introduces  and updates the harmonised classifications for 47 substances in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (a list of harmonised classifications). Two entries to this list have been deleted, some have been revised and the classifications for eight anticoagulant rodenticide active substances have been updated or introduced. Also, new harmonised classifications have been assigned to 27 substances or groups of substances, which were previously  unclassified. Companies will have until the 1st of March 2018 to update their existing classifications and REACH registrations with the new information.

In addition, the adaptation deletes the table in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation which contains the harmonised classification and labelling according to the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD). From the 1st June 2017 these will no longer be required, either for product classification and labelling, or to be listed on the safety data sheets for mixtures.

The Commission has also published the 8th ATP aligning the CLP Regulation with the fifth revision of the UN's GHS (Globally Harmonised System) of classification and labelling of chemicals which includes a revision of the criteria for skin corrosion/irritation and serious eye damage/eye irritation. These rules will apply from the 1st of February 2018, but companies can voluntarily apply them before this date.

If you have any questions about this update, please contact ReFaC now

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