CLP—chemicals classification

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • CLP—chemicals classification
  • Brexit
  • The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
  • GB guidance
  • ECHA guidance
  • Regulation (EC) no 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation)
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Classification under the CLP Regulation
  • What is a substance or mixture?
  • What is a hazardous mixture?
  • More...

CLP—chemicals classification

Brexit

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.

The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (together the Chemicals EU Exit Regulations) come into effect on IP completion day and contain provisions relating to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures. They make specific amendments to the regime necessary to ensure the proper continued functioning of this legislation, including establishing a GB mandatory classification and labelling list instead of the list in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008/EC (EU CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 3 and a GB notification database instead of the classification and labelling inventory. Decision-making powers previously held by the Commission are transferred to the Secretary of State (with the consent

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