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Europe notifies the 18th ATP of the CLP to the WTO

L'Europe notifie la 18e ATP du CLP à l'OMC

On 2 August 2021, the European Union transmitted to the WTO a draft Regulation which constitutes the 18th ATP (Adaptation to Technical and Scientific Progress) of the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances) Regulation. It involves a total of 12 substances that can be used in cosmetics, including six with CMR 1 or 2 classification, which ultimately threatens their use in cosmetic products.

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Notification Date

2 August 2020

Products covered

Hazardous substances; Products of the chemical industry (ICS 71.100)

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No.1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures


The purpose of this draft proposal for an adaptation to technical progress of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation) is to amend Table 3 of Part 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation, by introducing new and revised entries for the harmonized classification and labelling of 56 substances and by deleting 1 entry.


Ensuring the proper functioning of the EU internal market; Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment; Other

The “cosmetic” substances involved

This Regulation is based on the opinions formulated by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency between December 5, 2019 and December 10, 2020 on the proposals for harmonized classification and labeling of certain substances. It concerns a total of 12 substances that can be used in cosmetic products (listed in …

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