National Regulations Governing Labels:
Ireland 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.
Ireland is fully compliant with EU chemical regulations. To see the relevant legislation please refer to the Chemicals Act 2008. Additional information on labeling and standards can be found on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.
Please be aware that while consumer and industrial labeling regulations are the same, the concerns of consumers and industry may differ. Businesses will be able to find guides designed specifically for their interactions with consumers at the National Consumer Agency of Ireland. The Agency has relevant product safety legislation, guidelines for retailers, current news and consumer research. The National Consumer Agency is a good start for any interested in doing business in Ireland.
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:
Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options:
Extra language comments:
All specific hazard text can be provided in English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.