Duties of a GB-based manufacturer

A GB manufacturer is a business based in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) who makes (produces) or extracts a substance and supplies the GB market.

As a GB manufacturer supplying the GB market, you must comply with the GB CLP Regulation. You must:

  • classify, label and package substances and mixtures according to the GB CLP Regulation before placing them on the market
  • also classify substances not placed on the market that are subject to registration or notification in line with Articles 6, 9, 17 or 18 of UK REACH
  • notify the classification and labelling of the substances you place on the GB market to HSE for inclusion in the GB CLP notification database established by HSE. See Submit a GB CLP substance notification
  • take all reasonable steps available to you to make yourself aware of new scientific or technical information that may affect the classification of the substances or mixtures you place on the market. When you become aware of such information which you consider to be adequate and reliable you must, without undue delay, carry out a new evaluation of the relevant classification
  • update the label following any change to the classification and labelling of that substance or mixture, in certain cases without undue delay
  • assemble and keep available all the information required for the purposes of classification and labelling under the GB CLP Regulation for a period of at least 10 years after you have last supplied a substance or mixture
  • submit a proposal to HSE in accordance with the new arrangements, if you have new information that may lead to a change of the existing mandatory classification and labelling elements of a substance listed in the GB mandatory classification and labelling list

This means you should:

  • make sure you understand what your duties are under the GB CLP Regulation
  • check that your chemicals are correctly classified, that your labels are accurate and that the chemicals are packaged appropriately before you place them on the market

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

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Updated: 2022-02-11