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The revision of the CLP Regulation soon to be adopted

La révision du Règlement CLP bientôt adoptée

While the question is whether the planned revision of the Cosmetics Regulation can be finalised before the European elections or whether it will be postponed, the revision of the CLP Regulation is well under way. An agreement has just been reached between the European Parliament and the Council.

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The agreement reached on 5 December 2023 was welcomed by the European Commission in a press release published on the same day.
And it welcomes the improvements it sees in the text:
• Updated rules for classifying complex substances, i.e. substances containing more than one constituent, known as “MOCS” (note that Parliament and the Council agreed on a specific derogation for plant extracts, including essential oils, with a 5-year review of scientific evidence by the Commission
• Better protection of consumers when buying hazardous chemicals online (Websites will have to display the hazardous properties of the products)
• Clearer labelling of hazardous chemicals, including for online sales (For instance, the revision introduces advertising requirements and a minimal font size for hazardous chemicals)
• The possibility for businesses to use fold-out labels and digital labelling, while important safety information and the hazard pictograms will also remain on-pack
• The possibility for the Commission to develop classification proposals on potentially hazardous substances, which will speed up the pace at which hazardous substances are identified…

Reaction from Cosmetics Europe and IFRA

In a joint press release, the two industry representatives welcomed the agreement, and in particular the deadline granted to MOCS.
“We highly …

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