WTO Circulates Proposed Changes to EU CLP Regulation

The European Union (EU) has informed the World Trade
Organization (WTO) that it intends to revise Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on
Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP

Among the proposed changes:

  • 39 entries added to
    Table 3 in Part 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation ‘List of Harmonized
    Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Substances’ (Table 3). This includes
    bisphenol S (BPS) as a reprotoxic 1b substance
  • 17 entries in ‘Table
    3’ replaced – including new classification and labeling information for
    bisphenol A (BPA)
  • One entry deleted from
    ‘Table 3’ – 1,5-naphthylene diisocyanate

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BPS is an analogue of BPA and has increasingly been
used as an alternative in a variety of applications – e.g., in curtains,
flooring, furniture, leather, paper, cardboard and toys.

The WTO circulated this information on August 2, 2021.
According to the notification, this draft regulation is proposed to be adopted
in Q4 of 2021, with entry into force twenty days after it is published in the
Official Journal of the EU (OJEU). It will then become effective 18 months later
(possibly mid-2023).

Stakeholders should be aware they can begin conforming
to the new requirements once it has entered into force.

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