National Regulations Governing Labels:
Portugal 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.
Portugal is fully compliant with EU chemical regulations. For more information on chemical and environmental policy please refer to the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA). 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 Portugal the Consumer Portal is the official source of consumer protection information. Here you will find legislation, contacts, educational resources and the latest consumer protection news. Businesses will find this information on the concerns of their stakeholders useful.
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 Portuguese. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.