On 19 December 2022, the European Commission (EC) published its proposal for the review of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.
According to the EC, the revision aims to tackle three specific elements:
Ensure that all hazardous chemicals are classified adequately and uniformly throughout the EU;
Improve the efficiency of hazard communication by making labels more accessible and understandable for users of chemicals, and provide companies with more flexibility, reducing administrative burden;
Make sure that the rules on chemical hazard classification and communication are applied by all relevant actors in the supply chain.
The proposed review also aims to complement the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation proposal which introduces provisions to regulate consumer products on several sustainability aspects while, however, not covering chemical safety.
The proposal features several amendments that will have direct and indirect impact on companies, especially in the frame of digital labelling, rule for advertisement of hazardous substances and online sale of chemicals.
The proposal also includes a Delegated Act introducing new hazard classes.
Read the proposal and the impact assessment here.