Some substances are exempted from the obligations of CLP regulations since they are covered by specific legislations. These exemptions are specified in Article 1 of the regulation: CLP regulation shall not apply to substances and mixtures in the following forms:
- radioactive materials,
- chemical products under customs control if they have not been converted,
- non-isolated intermediates,
- chemical products for research and development that have not been put on the market.
- waste as defined in Directive EC 2006/12 and provided that it is not covered under the definition of substances and mixtures as given in Article 2 of the CLP regulations.
CLP regulation shall also not apply to substances and mixtures in the following forms, which are in the finished state, intended for the final user:
- medicines for human and veterinary use,
- invasive medical devices or medical devices used in direct contact with the human body,
- some chemical products used as food additives,
- food and feed for animals,
In the following sections you will be able to check what your obligations are as a professional, how to classify a substance or a mixture, what information must appear on the label and the safety data sheet, provisions regarding packaging and the procedure for requesting an alternative chemical name.
Main differences between the old and the new legislation
• The term "preparation" is replaced by the term "mixture" in the GHS.