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ECHA: Prepare Now for EU’s 2011 Labelling and Packaging Requirements

2:14 PM MDT | May 24, 2010 | Alex Scott

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has warned the chemical industry that it must start preparing now to submit data relating to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of chemicals on January 3, 2011. ECHA says it is expecting about two million notifications from the industry relating to CLP. Companies will be required to submit notifications on how they classify and label their chemicals, irrespective of volume of production or sale. To date, ECHA has received just 1,000 CLP notifications. There are 224 days to go until the deadline. “We...

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