National Regulations Governing Labels:

Slovakia 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.

 

Additional Regulations:

Slovakia is fully compliant with EU chemical regulations. For more information on environment and chemical policy please refer to the Slovak Environmental Agency. For specific legislation regarding chemical use in Slovakia please refer to the 2001 Act on chemical substances and chemical preparations. Additional information on labeling and standards can be found on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.

The regulations that govern consumer and industrial labels in Slovakia are the same, but the concerns of industry and consumers may differ. In recent news Slovakia has been accused of moving too slow on consumer protection, that as a member of the EU, they are required to provide. For information on consumer rights, legislation and product safety please refer to the Association of Consumer Organizations in Slovakia.

 

GHS Implementation Status:

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.

 

Language for required text:

English

 

Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options:

N/A

 

Extra language comments:

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

Stephen Morton, Tempest Studios

We help US and International clients prepare their chemical packaging labeling for marketing success in Canada. It has been my pleasure to work with Nexreg for the last 2 years on many domestic and international jobs. They have provided my company, and my clients, with CCCR determination and other product assessments in a timely, professional and forthright manner. Their employees, such as James Dayus, have been proactive, professional and personable. I trust them to talk directly to my clients and they have never let me down on professional document completion or deadlines. They are great to work with and I wholeheartedly endorse their work.