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Labelling and packaging

The UK has left the EU, new rules from January 2021

The transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

Find out what you can do now to prepare

Labels are there to help help identify hazardous chemicals, and explain what the hazards are and how to avoid them.

Packaging is also important to ensure that chemicals are stored and disposed of safely.

The European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) has published guidance aimed at helping employers and workers to manage the transition to the CLP labelling and packaging system.  The guidance is available as a booklet or in a shorter leaflet.  Both are available from the European Union:

Updated: 2020-07-13