Greece 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
Greece is fully compliant with EU chemical regulations. For more information on procedure and policy please refer to the General Chemical State Laboratory
While the legislation in Greece for consumer and industrial labels is the same, there are other consumer related concerns to take into account. The General Secretariat for Consumers is Greece’s main authority on consumer protection issues. Business may be interested in the Secretariat for useful information on the concerns of their stakeholders, as well as up to date news on consumer policy in Greece. Consumers will find a reliable source of guidelines, educational materials and contacts.
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 Greek. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.