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Do you use chemicals (downstream user)?

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

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

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As a downstream user, you need to classify, label and package the chemical substances and mixtures that you place on the market in EU countries, in line with the CLP Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP).

You are a downstream user under CLP if you use a substance, either on its own or in a mixture, in the course of your industrial or professional activities. For example, you are:

This means you should:

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.

Updated: 2013-07-25