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Revision of the CLP Regulation: the European Commission's proposal

Révision du Règlement CLP : la proposition de la Commission européenne

On 19 December 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for the revision of Regulation 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation). The Commission also circulated the text of the Delegated Act, which creates new hazard classes, including for endocrine disruptors.

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“Today, the Commission proposed a revised Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP) and introduced new hazard classes for endocrine disruptors and other harmful chemical substances to better protect people and the environment from hazardous chemicals,” the Commission said in its press release.
The Delegated Act introducing new hazard classes was also adopted the same day.

The revised CLP

The European Commission notes that this revision:
• Provides industry with better and faster processes for informing about the hazards of chemical substances
• Improves communication on the hazards of substances, including in the case of online sales
• Allows the Commission to propose classifications itself (in addition to Member States and industry), so as to speed up the rate at which dangerous substances are identified
• Establishes specific rules and conditions for refillable or bulk products (a mode of sale from which products classified as PE, PBT, PMT or CMR are excluded)

Partly digitised labelling.
Re-labelling will be required as soon as a product is affected by a stricter classification or a new hazard class, and this within six months.
This labelling will still be physical (with new requirements for font size) and/or physical and digital. Some …

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