Do you import chemicals?
Brexit: Transition period
The UK has now left the EU. Your health and safety responsibilities have not changed in the transition period.
If you place chemical substances and mixtures on the Community market by importing them into EU territory (e.g. the UK), you are considered as an importer under the CLP Regulation. As an importer, you need to classify, label and package the chemical substances and mixtures that you import in line with the CLP Regulation.
In addition, you need to notify the CLP classifications of your substances to the Classification and Labelling Inventory established at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
This means you should:
- make sure you understand what your duties are under the new CLP Regulation.
- make sure you understand the transitional periods to ensure that you re-classify, label and package on time;
- co-operate with others in your supply chain, to make sure the changes are managed smoothly;
- check that your chemicals are correctly classified and that your product labels are accurate.
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.