Key Data

CLP Regulations

Legal standard
  • Some chemicals have hazardous properties which can become a danger if they are not handled or used correctly. They can be, for example, explosive, toxic, irritant, flammable or hazardous to the environment.
  • The CLP Regulations were made by the European parliament and are “direct acting” within member countries, i.e. we do not need to transpose them into our own legislation. They affect the way that hazardous substances are packaged and labelled.
  • The CLP Regulations came into force in January 2009 but the requirements were phased in over a period of time. The final date for compliance was 1 June 2015, when all packaging of substanc...