Annex VIII: what does it bring to the table?
According to Article 45 of CLP regulation, importers and downstream users who put hazardous mixtures on the market must notify relevant information concerning emergency health response. This information must be transmitted to the appropriate appointed bodies.
At the moment, this process happens in a different way for each EU member state, which is an obstacle when selling hazardous mixtures in multiple EU countries.
The publication of Regulation 2017/542, taking place of CLP annex VIII, has the aim of harmonising this submission process, as well as the data format, for the whole EU.
ECHA guides to Annex VIII
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently published the official version of two guidance documents that help better understand what defined in Annex VIII.
More specifically, the documents are the following:
- “Guidance on harmonised information relating to emergency health response – Annex VIII to CLP”.
This document helps in being compliant with CLP Annex VIII. This first version of the guide does not cover some topics, which are still under discussion by competent authorities.
- “Guidance on Labelling and Packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008”.
This guidance has been updated taking into consideration the changes brought by Annex VIII, more specifically concerning the addition of the UFI (Unique Formula Identifier) as new label element.
These guidances are available only in English, translation in other EU languages are being prepared.
Selerant wishes to remind you that the latest news concerning CLP Annex VIII will be part of our Webinar of April 9th.