The CLP Regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers in the European Union through classification and labeling of chemicals.
Note: CLP stands for Classification, Labeling and Packaging
If you are a supplier of chemicals, you must classify, label and package your substances and mixtures in accordance with the CLP Regulation. Your obligations depend upon your role in the supply chain.
Suppliers may have one or more of these roles:
- Manufacturer of substances or mixtures
- Importer of substances or mixtures
- Producer of specific articles
- Downstream user, including formulator and re-importer
- Distributor, including retailer
If you place a hazardous substance on the market, you must notify ECHA of its classification and labeling within one month of placing the substance on the market for the first time.
All hazardous substances you purchase should be supported by updated Safety Data Sheets.
Further guidance on labeling is available <here>