Estonia 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.
Please refer to the Estonian Chemical Act for more details. For additional information on Estonian chemical safety, and policy refer here. Additional information on labeling and standards can be found on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.
When pursuing consumer labels in Estonia, it may be a good idea to check the relevant consumer protection legislation. The Consumer Protection Board supervises and enforces the consumer protection act and other related legislation within Estonia. It is with the Consumer Protection Board that you will find specific consumer legislation, contacts and more information that may prove useful.
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 Estonian. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.