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India Industrial Label Review

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Jurisdiction: 
National Regulations Governing Labels: 

There is legislation under the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules 1989 Act that specifically outlines what is required on a label in an industrial setting. However, labeling requirements are mentioned in a number of legislative acts relating to chemical management, and under the authority of different Ministries. To correct this problem and a number of other issues, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC) issued a draft National Chemical Policy 2012. This policy draft makes clear the issues that are being discussed, and outlines the numerous chemical related legislative acts that need to be consolidated. Further, the draft provides a roadmap for what should be included and changed in future national legislation. At the moment, however, a label based on the EU standard (EC) No 1272/2008 is acceptable.

Additional Regulations: 

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GHS Implementation Status: 

India has signed treaties regarding the implementation of the UN GHS. As recently as January 2012 India announced draft legislation pertaining to the implementation of some GHS standards would soon be approved. However, this legislation has not yet been approved.

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Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options: 

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Extra language comments: 

All specific hazard text provided in English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request

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