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Directive 67/548/EEC

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The Dangerous Substances Directive[1] (as amended) was one of the main European Union laws concerning chemical safety, until its full replacement by the new regulation CLP Regulation (2008), starting in 2016. It was made under Article 100 (Art. 94 in a consolidated version)[2] of the Treaty of Rome. By agreement, it is also applicable in the EEA,[3] and compliance with the directive will ensure compliance with the relevant Swiss laws.[4] The Directive ceased to be in force on 31 May 2015 and was repealed by Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and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, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (Text with EEA relevance).[5]

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Directive 67/548/EEC
European Union directive
Text with EEA relevance
TitleDirective on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances
Made byCouncil
Made underArt. 100 (EEC)
Journal referenceL196, 16 August 1967, pp. 1–98
EEA AgreementChap. XV of Annex II
Date made27 June 1967
Came into force29 June 1967
Implementation date1 January 1970
Preparative texts
EP opinionOJ 209, 11 December 1965, pp. 3133–40
Other legislation
Amended byExternal list
Replaced byReg. (EC) No 1272/2008
(from 1 June 2015)