Chemicals not covered by CLP
The UK has left the EU, new rules from January 2021
The transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.
Most industrial chemicals are covered by the CLP Regulation. Some chemicals that have a more specialised job are covered by more specific legislation.
The CLP Regulation does not apply to the following chemicals:
- radioactive substances and mixtures
- substances and mixtures subject to customs supervision
- non-isolated intermediaries
- substances and mixtures for scientific research and development which are not placed on the market and are only used in controlled conditions
The CLP Regulation does not apply to the following chemicals which are in the finished state intended for the final user:
- medical devices
- veterinary medicines
- feeding stuffs (i.e. food additive; food flavouring; feeding stuffs used in animal nutrition)
Except where Article 33 applies, the CLP Regulation does not apply to the transport of dangerous goods by air, sea, road, rail or inland waterways. More information on the interface between CLP (supply) and transport labelling can be found in ECHA's guidance: