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Asia-Pacific Area: Economic Community Recommends Uniform Adoption of GHS 7th revision

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation (APEC) community, representing 21 nations and almost half the world’s population, has advised its members to adopt the GHS 7th revision uniformly by the end of 2021 to harmonize its requirements across member states. The goal … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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EU Looks at Including EDCs in the GHS

The EU Commission will examine whether endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be included in the existing international system for classification of chemicals (GHS). That’s the content of a Communication of the Commission (see the fourth bullet on page 12). With the … Continue reading

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Chile About to Implement GHS

The Chilean environmental and health ministries have approved a draft regulation for the classification, labeling, and notification of chemicals and mixtures. The approval implements the UN’s Global Harmonized System (GHS) and creates a transition period to align labeling and safety data … Continue reading

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GHS Is Now Mandatory in Mexico

As of October 9, chemicals in Mexico must be classified and labeled according to uniform criteria, those of GHS Revision 5. In October 2015, the Mexican Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) published regulations (NOM-018-STPS-2015, only in Spanish) that … Continue reading

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Columbia Implements Sixth Edition of GHS

The Columbian Labor Ministry is looking toward mandatory implementation of the sixth edition of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals. It issued a decree to that effect on August 6. The implementation is the … Continue reading

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GHS Mandatory for All OECD States

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has made the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) mandatory for member states and prospective members. The implications of the decision are limited, said Bob Diderichs, director of … Continue reading

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