The EU Commission has issued Regulation (EU) 2018/669, the eleventh amendment of the CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008, an adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP). The new regulation takes
effect on May 24. The transition period will end on December 1, 2019. It gives suppliers an opportunity to adjust the labeling and packaging of chemicals and mixtures appropriately.
The amendment affects Table 3, “list of harmonized classification and labelling of hazardous substances” in Part 3 of Annex VI of the CLP Regulation. Thus, the chemical names are available in the individual languages of the member states. The chemical names on the label and in the individual parts of the safety data sheets will have to be written in the respective national language.
The amendment does not add any new substances, and the classification of substances remains unchanged.
The EU published the tenth amendment in May 2017. Please see our blog entry, CLP: Tenth Adaptation to Technical and Scientific Progress Published.
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