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Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)





The Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) [(EC) No 1272/2008] is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS). It is valid for all market players and aims to harmonise the classification and labelling of chemicals (labels and SDSs) and thus ensure a high level of human health protection and the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles. For the European Union, it has been transposed into Regulation 1272/2008, called CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging).

In Europe, CLP modifies and repeals the two directives:
Directive 67/548/EC: for dangerous substances
Directive 1999/45/EC: for dangerous preparations
Regulation (CE) No 1907/2006 (REACH)

Since 1 June 2015, it is the only legislation in force in the EU for the classification and labelling of substances and mixtures.

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