The document is addressed to manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors of chemical substances and mixtures.
It goes beyond the relevant chapters on CLP hazard labelling as presented in the Introductory Guidance on the CLP Regulation and the Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria as it further specifies and explains the application and arrangement of the CLP label elements on the hazard label for substances and mixtures. Its content will replace Part 5 (Labelling) and Annex V (Selection of precautionary statements) of the Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria.
In particular, this guidance will clarify:
• what aspects to consider when estimating the label size needed,
• what types of supplemental information are possible, and where to place this
• information on the label, see section 4.7 below;
• the conditions for small packaging exemptions;
• the interaction between CLP and the transport labelling rules;
• how to select the most appropriate set of precautionary statements for the label.
Click on the link to be directed to the Guidance on Labelling and Packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (draft)