Annex 13: CLP Labelling of Chemicals

CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/ 2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

The content of this presentation is subject to change as a result of adaptations to technical progess to the CLP Regulation please check your national competent authority and ECHA websites for updates. The presentation is a complilation of information from the Irish Health and Safety Authority (HAS) and the German Competent Authority, BAUA who provided the information on which this poster is based. ( and

Comparison of Labelling Systems

Old labelling regulations (Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC)) are currently being replaced by CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemicals), which is the EU implementation of GHS (Globally Harmonized System for chemicals). The labelling transition period will continue through 2016. The given link gives a good overview comparison of the two systems.