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Draft ATP to CLP 1272/2008

On July 20th 2018 the World Trade Organization notified a draft regulation for an adaptation to technical progress (also known as an ATP) of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation). The main purpose of the ATP is to update CLP to the 6th and 7th editions of GHS, on which CLP is based.

The draft ATP covers many proposed changes, however, a summary of some of the main changes are given below (non-exhaustive list);

Section of CLP

Proposed Update

Table 1.1 of Annex I

The addition of generic cut-off values for Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure, Category 3 and Aspiration toxicity

Annex I Part 2: Section 2.2 Flammable Gases

Pyrophoric gas is now included within this section. A definition, categorisation criteria and labelling information have all been added.

Annex I Part 2: Explosives

Desensitised explosives are now included within this section. A definition, categorisation criteria and labelling information have all been added.

Annex I Part 3: Respiratory Sensitisers

Additional information has been added on hypersensitivity and asthma

Annex II Part 1: Supplemental Hazard Information

EUH001 has been deleted

Annex IV: Precautionary Statements

P280: Updated to include hearing protection

P503: New disposal precautionary statement


A period of time to comment on the changes is now open until 60 days after the initial notification (i.e. 60 days from July 20th), with more information available here at the European Commission website.

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