CLP Regulation Amended in Europe

The European Union (EU) has revised Regulation (EC)
1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures
(CLP Regulation).

The changes brought in by the amendment, published in
Regulation (EU) 2021/849 as an adaptation to technical and scientific progress
(ATP) makes changes to Table 3, Part 3 in Annex XVI of the CLP Regulation –
‘List of Harmonized Classification and Labeling Hazardous Substances’.

These include:

  • Adding 22 new
    entries, including citric acid
  • Replacing 41 entries,

    • Specific concentration limit (SCL) for boric acid and diboron trioxide
    • Creating one group with a single SCL for:
      • Tetraboron disodium heptaoxide, hydrate
      • Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous
      • Orthoboric acid, sodium salt
      • Disodium tetraborate decahydrate
      • Disodium tetraborate pentahydrate
  • Deleting Index No.
    015-192-0001 on tetrakis(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-

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The latest ATP will come into force on June 17, 2021.
It will be applied from December 17, 2022. Stakeholders should be aware that
substances and mixtures can be classified, labeled and packaged in accordance
with this amendment from June 17, 2021.

SGS CLP Services

Throughout our global network of laboratories,
we are able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and
consultancy for restricted substances, safety data sheets (SDSs), as well as
chemical safety assessments (CSAs) for the EU and international markets. Our
environmental product safety services can assist with aspect of the EU
classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) regulation.
Learn more about SGS’s CLP Services:


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