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Conference on rules for classification, labelling & packaging of chemicals

The conference aimed to inform authorities, industry and other stakeholders about the new provisions for classification, labelling and packaging in the EU, placing them in the global context of the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS).

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Organizer European Commission

The conference contributed to explain the main features of the new legislation, focusing on practical aspects. It provided up-to-date information on the CLP guidance documents and tools.

Getting ready for CLP-Regulation based on the GHS

The European Parliament and the Council of Ministers adopted the new Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures ("CLP") which aligns existing EU legislation to the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) on December 2008.

This new Regulation contributes to the GHS aim that the same hazards will be described and labelled in the same way all around the world. Using internationally agreed classification criteria and labelling elements, will facilitate trade and contribute towards global efforts to protect humans and the environment from hazardous effects of chemicals. The new act will complement the REACH Regulation on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.

Watch IHCP contribution by E. Berggren on Guidance to Annex VII and other issues related to the CLP guidance document

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