European Commission proposes targeted revision of CLP regulation to adapt to new market trends (online sales) and simplify labelling requirements
The European Commission has proposed a targeted revision of the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) and notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) about it. The proposed regulation, COM(2022) 748 final, is a 54-page document in English that aims to clarify certain provisions, simplify labelling, and adapt the regulation to new market trends such as online sales and digital labelling.
The proposed regulation includes several new provisions, including one that aims to ensure that all chemicals placed on the EU market are compliant with the CLP requirements, even when sold online. Under the draft provision, companies placing chemicals on the EU market must either be an EU supplier themselves or designate one.
Furthermore, the proposed regulation seeks to simplify labelling requirements through the use of fold-out labels, and adapt them to new modes of sales, such as bulk and refill sales. Additionally, the regulation introduces classification rules for multi-constituent substances and refers to new hazard classes, streamlining some procedures.
The proposed regulation aims to address the challenges posed by new market trends and technological advancements while ensuring that chemicals placed on the EU market comply with the CLP requirements. The European Commission has notified the WTO of the proposed regulation, which is subject to further discussions and approval by the European Parliament and the Council.
Title of document
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (COM(2022) 748 final)
Notifying member: European Union
Protection of the environment (TBT); Protection of human health or safety (TBT)