Canada updates its Hazardous Products Regulations: What's next?

The Canadian Ministry of Health published on January 4, 2023 in the Canada Gazette, the nation's official newspaper, the amendments to its Hazardous Products Regulation - HPR, with the aim of aligning it with the seventh revised version of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemical products - GHS.

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When to update or revise your safety data sheets (SDS): a global guideUnderstanding regulatory requirements in countries that have adopted GHS

Understanding regulatory requirements in countries that have adopted GHS


  • Chemical suppliers must periodically review, and update their SDSs to incorporate new information about hazards, protective measures, or changes in product information.
  • In this post, we provide a summary of the regulatory requirements for SDS revisions in some of the major countries that have adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
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On March 31st, 2023, the European Union's Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) underwent a significant amendment with the issuance of the delegated regulation EU 2023/707.

The purpose of this amendment is to add new hazard classes and criteria to address toxicity, persistence, mobility, and bioaccumulation in the environment, as well as endocrine disruption properties.

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New UK Packaging Regulations. How will it affect my company?

Extended Producer Responsibility (ERP) is a principle that establishes that producers are responsible for the treatment of their products at the end of their useful life and for the waste they generate. In other words, producers must take the necessary measures to guarantee that their products are properly and responsibly recycled and/or disposed.

This principle, which has been adopted by many countries and has become a key element of waste management policies around the world, has led to a new waste management regulatory framework in the UK, which articulated a new ERP that entered into force on January 1, 2023.

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Entry 74: Diisocyanates restricted under REACH

The European Union (EU) has recently introduced a new restriction under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation for diisocyanates, which will come into effect on 24 August 2023 after a three-year transition period.The new restriction introduces minimum training requirements for workers handling diisocyanates and mixtures containing diisocyanates. The goal is to enhance and harmonize the level of protection of workers using diisocyanates across the EU.

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Vietnam updates its Law on Chemicals

The Decree 82/2022/ND-CP, which came into force last December 2022, updates the existing Decree 113/2017/ND-CP and introduces several amendments to guide the implementation of the Law on Chemicals. Thus, the Decree 82/2022/ND-CP aims to align Vietnamese chemical safety requirements to UN GHS Rev.2 (2007).

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