CLP Legislation

CLP legal text

(Most recent) CLP consolidated version
(i.e. aggregated text with successive amendments and corrigenda)

The consolidated version of the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation) incorporates all of the amendments and corrigenda to the CLP Regulation until the date marked in the first page of the regulation. This text has been produced for documentary purposes and the European Chemicals Agency does not assume any liability for its content. Furthermore, the text has no legal value. For legal purposes please refer to the texts published in the official journal of the European Union.

The harmonised classification and labelling for certain hazardous substances as set out in Tables 3.1 and 3.2 of Annex VI is also made available in the C&L Inventory.

 

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Subsequent amendments

(after the latest consolidated version)

Third adaptation to technical progress

Commission Regulation (EU) No 618/2012 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

The 3rd Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to CLP Regulation updates the list of substances with harmonised classification and labelling in Part 3 of Annex VI to CLP Regulation. The amended harmonised classifications will apply from 1 December 2013; they may be applied voluntarily before that date.

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Fourth adaptation to technical progress

Commission Regulation (EU) No 487/2013 of 8 May 2013 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

The 4th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation brings the CLP Regulation into line with the 4th revised edition of the UN Globally Harmonised System (GHS). It will apply in respect of substances from 1 December 2014 and in respect of mixtures from 1 June 2015.

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Working document on the main text and Annex I of the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 consolidated version with Regulation (EC) No 487/2013 (4th ATP to CLP); please note that pictogram icons are not provided.

Fifth adaptation to technical progress

Commission Regulation (EU) No 944/2013 of 2 October 2013 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. This 5th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation brings the CLP Regulation into line with the 5th revised edition of the UN Globally Harmonised System (GHS).

The adaptations regarding the list of precautionary statements in Annex IV to the CLP Regulation shall apply in respect of substances from 1 December 2014 and in respect of mixtures from 1 June 2015. The adaptations regarding the list of harmonised classification and labelling of hazardous substances shall apply from 1 January 2015 for all entries except for the entry pitch, coal tar, high- temp. (EC Number 266-028-2), for which Article 1 shall apply from 1 April 2016. For the details of the transitory provisions see Articles 2 and 3 of the Regulation.

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Sixth adaptation to technical progress

Commission Regulation (EU) No 605/2014 of 5 June 2014 amending, for the purposes of introducing hazard and precautionary statements in the Croatian language and its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

The 6th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) amends Annexes III, IV and V to the CLP Regulation in accordance with Annexes I, II and III to Regulation (EC) No 605/2014. The amended Annexes III and IV shall apply in respect of substances from 1 December 2014 and in respect of mixtures from 1 June 2015. The amendment to Annex V shall apply from 1 April 2015. See article 2 of this Regulation for derogations to these dates.

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Adaptation concerning liquid laundry detergents in soluble packaging for single use

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1297/2014 of 5 December 2014 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

The Regulation amends the CLP Regulation regarding additional provisions on outer and soluble packaging for liquid laundry detergents to ensure a better protection of the general public and especially young children and other vulnerable groups. The Regulation shall apply from 1 June 2015. A transitional period until 31 December 2015 applies to products already placed on the market before 1 June 2015.

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Accession of the Republic of Croatia

Regulation (EU) No 517/2013 of 13 May 2013 adapting certain regulations and decisions in the fields of free movement of goods, freedom of movement for persons, company law, competition policy, agriculture, food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy, transport policy, energy, taxation, statistics, trans-European networks, judiciary and fundamental rights, justice, freedom and security, environment, customs union, external relations, foreign, security and defence policy and institutions, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia.

Please refer to pages 8 to 24.

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Corrigendum to Annex VI to CLP Regulation

Commission Regulation (EU) No 758/2013 of 7 August 2013 correcting Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

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(Initial) CLP Regulation

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

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For the detailed CLP Legal text, plus amendments to the text and its annexes, please see this eur-lex bibliographic notice.

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Previous legislations still in force

Dangerous substances directive

Council Directive 67/548/EEC (Dangerous Substances Directive, DSD), of 27 June 1967, on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances.

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The directive covering dangerous substances (67/548/EEC) has been amended nine times and adapted to technical progress 30 times. The services of the European Commission have prepared an unofficial consolidated version of the directive, which takes into account changes up until 1 August 2008. This document is for information purposes only. 

Dangerous preparations directive

Consolidated version of the Directive 1999/45/EC (Dangerous Preparations Directive, DPD) as well as its two adaptations to technical progress, can be found on the website of Directorate-General Enterprise & industry.

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Webform to report potential mistakes in Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation
Webform for interested parties to facilitate the reporting process of potential errors in Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. 
Implementing Legislation

Fee Regulation

Commission Regulation (EU) No 440/2010 of 21 May 2010 on the fees payable to the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

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Further information and planned legislation
  • Detailed information on the background and development of the CLP Regulation can be found on the Commission websites of: 
 
 

 

  • The United Nations Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals (UN GHS) is available on the UN website
  • The United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria is available on the UN website