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Europe notifies the 21th ATP of the CLP

L'Europe notifie la 21e ATP du CLP

On 2 March 2023, the European Union transmitted to the WTO a draft Regulation which constitutes the 21th ATP (Adaptation to Technical and Scientific Progress) of the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances) Regulation. It involves a total of 16 substances that can be used in cosmetics, including one with a new CMR 1 classification, which ultimately threatens its use in cosmetic products.

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Notification Date

2 March 2023

Products covered

Hazardous substances

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1272/2008 as regards the harmonised classification and labelling of certain substances


The purpose of this draft amendment 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 harmonised classification and labelling of several substances or substance groups.


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

The “cosmetic” substances involved

This Regulation is based on the opinions formulated by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) between March 18, 2021 and November 26, 2021 on the proposals for harmonized classification and labeling of certain substances. It concerns a total of 16 substances that can be used in cosmetic products (listed in the CosIng, not present in Annex II of the Cosmetics Regulation which lists prohibited ingredients): among the eight that integrate for the first time the CLP Regulation, one is concerned by a classification …

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