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EU Publishes ATP 18 to the CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures

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The EU has issued an ATP to amend Annex VI to the CLP Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures. This amendment will apply from November 23, 2023.

On May 3, 2022, the European Union (EU) issued Regulation (EU) 2022/692 to amend Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation, consolidated version to March 2022). 

The latest amendment is the eighteenth adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP-18) to the CLP Regulation and contains changes to the list of chemicals falling under Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. This revision contains important changes to Table 3 of Part 3 under Annex VI ‘List of Harmonized Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Substances.’ It:

  • Adds 39 new entries, including two dibutyltin analogues, bisphenol S (BPS) as a reprotoxic category 1B substance, benzophenone as a carcinogenic category 1 B substance and melamine as a carcinogenic category 2 substance 
  • Replaces 17 entries, including bisphenol A (index no 604-030-00-0) with additional classification and labeling information 
  • Deletes 1,5-naphthylene diisocyanate (Index No 615-007-00-X)

According to ATP-18, it will enter into force on May 23, 2022.

The latest amendment will become effective on November 23, 2023 – substances and mixtures may be classified, labeled and packaged in accordance with this revision before this date.

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