Hazardous substances and mixtures
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (COM(2022) 748 final); (54 page(s), in English)
This Proposal concerns a targeted revision of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) by clarifying certain provisions, by adding new provisions to simplify labelling, by adapting the Regulation to new market trends as online sales and digital labelling, by introducing classification rules for multi-constituent substances and by referring to new hazard classes as well as streamlining some procedures.
Amongst the new provisions, one is aiming at ensuring that all chemicals are compliant with the requirements under the CLP, including when placed on the market in the EU via online sales. The draft provision will require that companies placing chemicals on the EU market are either an EU supplier themselves or designate one.
In addition, some labelling requirements have been simplified (e.g. through an extended possibility to use fold-out labels) while others were adapted to new modes of sales (bulk sales, refill sales).