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Do you use chemicals (downstream user)?

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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As a downstream user, you need to classify, label and package the chemical substances and mixtures that you place on the market in EU countries, in line with the CLP Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP).

You are a downstream user under CLP if you use a substance, either on its own or in a mixture, in the course of your industrial or professional activities. For example, you are:

This means you should:

All those in the supply chain are responsible for ensuring that substances and mixtures are labelled and packaged correctly before being placed on the market.

Updated: 2013-07-25