Lithuania 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.
For more information regarding the legislation of this particular regulation please refer here. For more information on chemical safety policy please refer to Lithuanian Ministry of the Environment. 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 in Lithuania, the concerns of industry and consumers may differ. In Lithuania, the National Consumer Protection Council is the authority on consumer protection. The consumer protection council has information that is specific and relevant to business and individual consumers. On their website you will be able to access legislation, contacts, links, educational materials and current consumer protection news.
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 Lithuanian. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.