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Small and medium sized enterprises (SME)

Changes due to Brexit

Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.

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The CLP Regulation, in common with REACH, the PIC Regulation and other chemical legislation, is designed with the main aim to protect human health and the environment from harmful chemicals. It does not provide exemptions for specific types or sizes of company from these general duties.

As a result, the CLP Regulation applies to SMEs in full.

Those who supply hazardous chemicals must classify, label and package those chemicals correctly before they are placed on the market. If you are a manufacturer or an importer, you will also need to notify the substance you place on the market to the Classification and Labelling Inventory.

Updated: 2013-07-25