New EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation entered into force 20 January 2009


On the 20th January 2009 a new EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation entered in to force. As with the old legislation, the new CLP Regulation is intended to be primarily a self-classification system for enterprises. The deadline for substance reclassification is 30 November 2010 and for mixtures 31 May 2015. The old Directives on Classification, Labelling and Packaging, i.e. Council Directive 67/548/EEC and Directive 1999/45/EC, will be repealed on 1 June 2015.

CLP applies the follow:

  • The general principles of the UN GHS
  • Keeps the scope as close as possible to the old EU system
  • Maintains the level of protection achieved in the EU by including EU “left-overs” that are not yet covered by the GHS
  • Ensures consistency with transport
  • Takes over the Annex I of Council Directive 67/548/EEC and  Title XI (Classification & Labelling Inventory) from the REACH Regulation
  • Defines a transitional period during which both the old legislation and the new Regulation will be in place amongst other things

Therefore, to keep our members updated on issues surrounding the effects of this new regulation on Mn as a substance and the Mn industry as a whole, IMnI will provide a series of newsletters in the form of a NEWSFLASH on a regular basis.