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EU Intends to Revise CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures

SafeGuardSHardgoods, Electrical & Electronics, Softlines, Toys and Juvenile Products, Automotive, Personal and Protective EquipmentJanuary 23, 2024

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The EU is planning to amend its CLP Regulation. Substances and mixtures must be classified, labeled and packaged in accordance with the revision 18 months after the date of entry into force.

On January 18, 2024, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a draft piece of legislation from the European Union (EU) on its intention to revise Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation), consolidated version to December 2023).

The draft regulation and its Annex, attached to WO document 24-0391, contain several important changes. It:

  • Introduces 27 new entries, including perboric acid (Index No. 005-022-00-4 and 005-023-00-X) and sodium peroxometaborate (Index No. 005-024-00-5)
  • Replaces 16 existing entries, including trimethyl borate (Index No. 005-005-00-1), sulfur and formaldehyde
  • Deletes one entry for a specified type of granulated copper (Index No 029-024-00-X)

According to the WTO notification, it is proposed the draft regulation be:

  • Adopted in Q2 of 2024
  • Enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of the EU (about two months after adoption)

It will become applicable 18 months after the date of entry into force for the new harmonized classification, labelling and packaging provisions (potentially in late 2025).

With an extensive global network of highly experienced technicians and local state-of-the-art laboratories, SGS’s Restricted Substance Testing Service (RSTS) has developed a one-stop solution for manufacturers and suppliers. Discover more on our website, visit our RSTS cloud and contact us if you would like to learn more about how SGS can support. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.

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