European Commission amends CLP Regulation – what you need to know

The CLP Regulation (Classification, Labeling and Packaging) covers the classification, labeling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures in the EU. The European Commission has introduced new hazard classes. Time for companies to adjust to the new reality.

What has changed for you

New hazard classes have been introduced for endocrine disruptors (ED HH and ED ENV); persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic products (PBT and vPvB); and for persistent, mobile and toxic products (PMT and vPvM). The new hazard classes come with new labeling obligations as well as additional communication and documentation duties along the supply chain. Additional amendments to the CLP Regulation regarding general labeling requirements, C&L notifications, online sales, etc. are expected later this year.

Do the changes affect you?

Review what substances and mixtures you handle and whether they need to be reclassified. If so, you will need to update their safety data sheets (SDSs) and labels.

You may also have to report hazardous mixtures to your national government and provide data on their chemical composition, identity, concentration, toxicology and product category if you manufacture, import and/or distribute such mixtures.

Important deadlines

Regulation (EU) No. 2023/707 took effect on April 20, 2023. It grants the following transition periods for companies to come into compliance with the classification and labeling rules:

  • May 1, 2025: For substances placed on the market after May 1, 2025.
  • May 1, 2026: For mixtures placed on the market after May 1, 2026.
  • Nov. 1, 2026: For substances placed on the market before May 1, 2025.
  • May 1, 2028: For mixtures placed on the market before May 1, 2026.

Who we are

KFT Chemieservice GmbH, an Infraserv Höchst Group company, is one of Germany’s leading chemical compliance service providers. We ensure that companies comply fully with all the requirements imposed by chemical laws.

What we do for you

  • We analyze your baseline and plan the next steps together with you.
  • We maintain and update your SDSs – up to and including managing all your SDSs for you on request.
  • We advise you on the proper way to meet the labeling requirements.
  • We help you with product notifications pursuant to Article 45 of the CLP Regulation.

How you benefit from partnering with us

  • You keep your products marketable.
  • You secure your product distribution channels.
  • You ensure total regulatory compliance.
  • You maintain a positive product image.

Don’t wait – contact us today!

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