Duties of a GB-based importer

If you place substances or mixtures on the GB market by importing them into Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) from the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), or the rest of the world, you are an importer under the GB CLP Regulation, and you must comply with the duties of an importer.

Understanding the duties of an importer is particularly important if you are a GB-based downstream user or distributor supplied by businesses based in the EU or in EEA countries before 1 January 2021. If these supply arrangements continue after this date, you are an importer under the GB CLP Regulation, and you must comply with the duties of an importer.

Classifying and labelling substances or mixtures must be carried out by someone with the scientific competence to do so. If you do not have this competence immediately available to you, you must make alternative arrangements to ensure you can meet your duties under the GB CLP Regulation, if you want to place imported substances and mixtures on the GB market.

As an importer under the GB CLP Regulation you must:

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

As an importer under the GB CLP Regulation, you should:

This means you should:

 
Updated: 2021-04-30