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The CLP regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) institutes new hazard symbols and standard phrases, and new classification rules.
The regulation, based on the international recommandations of the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals), was published in the Official Journal of the European Union in December 2008.
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The different parts of the regulation content can be also selectively downloaded below (PDF files) :
Annexes I to V ;
Annex VI (Harmonised classification and labelling for certain hazardous substances ; pages 329 to 1351) – attention : entries in annex VI are modified by the Regulation (EC) No 790/2009 (adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the CLP regulation) ;
Annex VII (translation table from classification under Directive 67/548/EEC to classification under this regulation).
The regulation entered into force on 20 January 2009.
The deadlines introduced are the 1 December 2010 for the new classification of substances and the 1 June 2015 for the new classification of mixtures.
CLP regulation application
|Chemicals||System of classification and labelling||Transitional period :||From 01/06/2015|
|until 30/11/2010||from 01/12/2010 - to 31/05/2015|
|Substances||Current system (amended directive 67/548/EEC)||Optional||Not applicable||Repealed|
|New regulation (CLP)||Optional*||Compulsory*||Compulsory|
|Mixtures||Current system (amended directive 1999/45/EC)||Optional||Optional||Repealed|
|New regulation (CLP)||Optional*||Optional*||Compulsory|
* Both systems of classification must be mentioned on the security data sheet (SDS).
This database contains classification and labelling information on notified and registered substances received from manufacturers and importers (ECHA – European Chemicals Agency).
ECHA, Classification & Labelling Inventory
Evolution of classification and labelling for chemicals 
What about the risk phrases into the new classification ? How to use the new pictograms ?
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Label elements of the CLP regulation
This 10 pages document itemizes pictograms, signal words and hazard statements of the new classification. Enhanced version including all the hazard statements.
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Photo A-C. Macherey, Prévention du risque chimique Unit, CNRS
 1. This document is grounded on European CLP regulation.