Submitting chemicals information to the appointed body from 1 January 2021 -

Guidance for companies placing hazardous mixtures on the UK market (such as manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors) from 1 January 2021.

Classifying, labelling and packaging substances and mixtures

From 1 January 2021, the European Union (EU) Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemical Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulation will be replaced in Great Britain (GB) by the GB CLP Regulation.

From 1 January 2021 in Northern Ireland (NI), chemicals (substances or mixtures) placed on the market in NI must comply with the EU CLP Regulation.

The Birmingham Unit of the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) will act as the appointed body responsible for accepting information submitted by importers and downstream users of hazardous mixtures placed on either the GB or NI markets.

This guidance relates to the submission of information relating to emergency health response and preventative measures to the appointed body (poison centre) by businesses wishing to place their products on the GB or NI markets from January 2021.

For guidance on other aspects of the EU CLP Regulation or the GB CLP Regulation please visit the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) website.

For information on how to submit information to the Appointed Body please click here