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CLP Regulation

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The CLP Regulation[1] (for "Classification, Labelling and Packaging"[2]) is a European Union regulation from 2008, which aligns the European Union system of classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS). It is expected to facilitate global trade and the harmonised communication of hazard information of chemicals and to promote regulatory efficiency. It complements the 2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC No 1907/2006)[3] and replaces an older system contained in the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC)[4] and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC).[5]

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Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
European Union regulation
Text with EEA relevance
TitleRegulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
Made byEuropean Parliament and Council
Made underArt. 95 (EC)
Journal referenceL353, 31.12.2008, pp. 1–1355
Date made16 December 2008
Came into force20 January 2009
Preparative texts
Commission proposalCOM (2007) 355 final, C191, 17.8.2008, p. 9
EESC opinionC204, 9.8.2008, pp. 47–56
EP opinion3 September 2008
Other legislation
ReplacesDir. 67/548/EEC
Dir. 1999/45/EC
AmendsReg. (EC) No 1907/2006
Current legislation