Ukraine has informed the WTO of its intention to approve the nation’s technical regulation on classification, labeling and packaging of chemical products.
On April 20, 2023, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a draft resolution from Ukraine’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (Міністерство захисту довкілля та природних ресурсів) on its intention to approve the Technical Regulation on Hazard Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemical Products (Technical Regulation).
The Technical Regulation harmonizes the nation’s legislation in the relevant fields with Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures in the European Union (CLP Regulation, consolidated to December 2022 for reference) and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
Requirements are detailed in the draft resolution and Technical Regulation, attached to WTO document No. 23-2846 and notified under G/TBT/N/UKR/180/Rev.1.
Economic operators must ensure chemical products are classified in accordance with relevant clauses and appendices to the Technical Regulation and, where there is classification according to one or more hazard classes, ensure they are properly packaged and appropriately labeled with the relevant hazard information.
Highlights of the draft resolution are summarized in Table 1.
WTO Document 23-2846, April 20, 2023
Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ‘On Approval of the Technical Regulation on Hazard Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemical Products’
|Scope||Requirement||Proposed Effective Date|
|Chemical products (substances and mixtures)||Conform to Technical Regulation|
According to the draft resolution, products not in compliance with the Technical Regulation, but which were placed onto the market prior to its entry into force, may remain on the market for one year from that date.
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