• October 2, 2020
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Switzerland | Annexes 2 and 3 of the Ordinance on Protection against Dangerous Substances and Preparations


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Title of document
Annexes 2 and 3 of the Ordinance on Protection against Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Chemicals Ordinance; Verordnung über den Schutz vor gefährlichen Stoffen und Zubereitungen) (4 page(s), in German)

Description
The technical regulations for the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and preparations will be updated and thus adapted to technical progress in the EU (15th ATP of the EU CLP Regulation; binding from 1 March 2022). This draft revision updates the list of harmonized classifications: - inclusion of 37 substances; - amendment of 21 existing entries; - deletion of two entries The latest developments in test methods for substances and preparations (OECD) are adopted. The requirements for the safety data sheet are adapted to the development of the UN-GHS and in the EU. Eight substances are included in the candidate list of substance of very high concern. This listing triggers information obligations along the supply chain.

Notifying member: Switzerland

NotificationG/TBT/N/CHE/250

Objective tag
National security requirements; Consumer information, labelling; Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment; Harmonization; Reducing trade barriers and facilitating trade

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Agency responsible
Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) Schwarzenburgstrasse 157, 3003 Bern; [email protected]; www.bag.admin.ch

Timing:

  • Submission: 30/09/2020
  • Reception: 30/09/2020
  • Distribution: 30/09/2020
  • Final date for comments: 06/11/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A

                   

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