What is CLP?
The Classification & Labeling and Packaging (CLP) regulation EC No 1206/2009, came into existence into Europe in the year 2009. This regulation is the European version of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification, labeling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures and aims to harmonize the classification and labeling of substances put into the European markets. It complements the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC No 1907/2006) and replaces the current system contained in the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) (67/548/EEC) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (DPD)(1999/45/EC).
The CLP regulation requires the CLP notification to be submitted to the European chemical agency (ECHA) using the IUCLID software. For the non-European companies to be in compliance with this regulation, either their European buyer or their “only representative” in the capacity of an importer can submit the CLP notification dossier to the ECHA.