Packaging: Reclassification of Substances, CLP Regulation

Reclassification of Substances

The CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) entered into force on the 20th of January 2009.

This covers substances subject to registration under the REACH regulation and hazardous substances on the market.  You may have duties and deadlines to meet under the CLP Regulation. There are two key deadlines which are fast approaching.


From 1st of December 2010, you must reclassify and relabel your substances, in accordance with the new CLP classification guidelines. If the product is already on the shelf, then the deadline is 1st of December 2012.

From 3rd of January 2011, you must notify your substances to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) of the classification and labelling of the substances.

For further information, contact the Health & Safety Authority or call their helpline on 1890 289 389 or clp (at) hsa dot ie.

The STAR Team

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