Belgium is a member of the European Union and as such is bound by EU regulations. For pure substances, Austrian labels must be compliant with the EU’s GHS based CLP-regulation No. 1272/2008 – labels created to be compliant with Directive 67/548/EEC have expired. For mixtures, labels can be compliant with either 1272/2008 or with the previous Directive 1999/45/EC.
For additional information on Belgian Chemical policy please refer to the Federal Public Service – Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment. Additional information on labeling and standards can be found on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.
Besides the CLP regulations there are often other labeling laws to consider for consumer goods. The Belgium Commission of Consumer Safety provides useful information on consumer goods labeling, contact information and links to relevant legislation.
The EU has fully adopted GHS under their CLP Regulation (Regulation on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures). The deadline for having new Labels has passed for pure substances – it was November 30, 2010. The deadline for mixtures is May 31, 2015. Not all the building blocks in the United Nations’ Purple Book were adopted by the EU CLP regulation.
All specific hazard text can be provided in Dutch, French and German. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.