Bulgaria 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.
Bulgaria is fully compliant with EU chemical regulation. For additional information on Bulgaria’s chemical policy please refer to the Ministry of the Environment and Waters chemical substance page. Additional information on labeling and standards can be found on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.
Please not that while the labeling requirements for industrial and consumer labels are the same, the concern of industry and consumers may differ. In Bulgaria relevant legislation, contacts, and information on consumer rights can be found at The Bulgarian Commission for Consumer Protection. For companies looking to reassure their Bulgarian customers of their products high quality and compliance with regulations the Federation of Consumers in Bulgaria offers a trademarked FCB mark. The Mark can appear on product labels, and attest to product quality and safety compliance.
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 Bulgarian. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.