EU Updates CLP Regulation

The EU Commission has revised Annexes I–VI of the CLP Regulation in light of the latest classification and labeling criteria found in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The revision aligns CLP with the sixth and seventh versions of GHS.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/521 of March 27, 2019 establishes a new hazard class (desensitized explosive chemicals and mixtures along with explosive articles) and a new hazard category (pyrophoric gases) within the hazard class of flammable gases. The criteria for chemicals and mixtures that develop flammable gas when they come into contact with water were also updated. Some hazard and safety statements were changed as well. These changes required the updates of the related technical rules and criteria in Annexes I–VI of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.

The Regulation takes effect on October 17, 2020.

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