Italy 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.
Italy is fully compliant with EU chemical regulations, for specific information on Italian chemical legislation please refer here. For policy, safety and procedure information refer to Italy’s Ministry of Health chemical safety page. Additional information on labeling and standards can be found on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.
Please note that while the regulations for consumer and industrial labels are the same, the concerns of industry and consumers may differ. The Italian Ministry of Economic Development has the relevant consumer protection legislation, contact information, news and educational materials focused specifically for the average consumer, business and the media. The Ministry coordinates with local consumer advocates and agencies for greater service reach.
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 Italian. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.