Regulation (EU) 2021/167, which amends the Enforcement Regulation (654/2014), was adopted on 10 February 2021.
- general safety requirements
- and specific responsibilities for manufacturers and distributors.These responsibilities include informing consumers about potential risks associated with the product and taking necessary measures to prevent such risks. Moreover, these obligations apply to all professionals involved in the supply chain.
Chemicals and articles are subject to different provisions under REACH. While importing, it’s crucial to either procure an SDS adhering to REACH standards or formulate one.
If you import chemicals to EU, you will have two choices towards REACH compliance: do your own registration or buy products from REACH compliant suppliers. Please find below a few tips to guide you and help you achieve REACH compliance:
Obtaining an REACH Compliant SDS
The First Stage of CLP Compliance: C&L Notification
CLP, which is short for Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of substances and mixtures, brings the United Nations globally harmonized system (UN GHS) for chemical classification and labeling to Europe. It was put into effect on January 20th, 2009.
Under CLP, importers must notify the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) about the identity, classification, and labeling of substances through a process known as “C&L Notification.” This information is added to a database called the Classification and Labelling Inventory.
The most pressing task for importers is to submit C&L notifications to ECHA. We recommend that EU importers submit their own notifications first.
If you need assistance with submitting C&L notifications, please contact us to help you fulfill your obligations under CLP.