EU vs UK CLP: What’s different and what can we expect?

When Brexit happened 3 years ago, it affected the chemical regulation relationships between UK and the rest of Europe.

Thus, the CLP Regulation was transposed into UK law after Brexit. Importantly, adaptation of the CLP Regulation to UK territory has led to differences in hazard classification, labeling, and communication between the EU and the UK.

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The European Commission shares a draft for new hazard categories under the CLP

The objectives of the CLP Regulation are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment, and the free movement of substances, mixtures and certain articles.

These objectives are fulfilled, inter alia, by establishing new hazard classes and their criteria for classification of substances and mixtures at EU level to adapt the regulation to technical and scientific progress.

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The European Commission consults the introduction of new hazard classes into CLP

Among the objectives of the CLP Regulation are (i) to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment and (ii) the free movement of substances, mixtures and certain articles.

In order to do so, new hazard classes and their criteria for classification are introduced regularly, bringing EU Chemical Legislation into line with technical and scientific progress.

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Update of the ATEX regulations

In order to provide clarity, the European Commission has this time decided to publish in a single act/document the new list of harmonized measures on devices and protection systems in potentially explosive environments.

Commission Implemented Decision (EU) 2022/1668 of 28 September 2022 establishes new harmonized standards for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmosphere under Directive 2014/34/EU of the EU Parliament and of the Council on the Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX Regulation).

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Time is over: the new SDS requirements under Annex II will be mandatory for the next year

Regulation (EU) 2020/878, which modifies Annex II of the REACH Regulation and establishes new requirements for the safety data sheets of chemical products in the European Union, has been in effect for the last two years. It came into force on January 1, 2021, and since then there are many of you who are already making changes required by the new regulations in your SDS , which include:

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