National Regulations Governing Labels:
Poland 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.
Poland is bound by EU chemical regulations, for more information please refer to the polish REACH-IT website. 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. In Poland the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is the official source for consumer and competition legislation. The Office also has a business focused section for consumer products, useful links, contacts, news and educational materials.
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 Polish. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.