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Summary of GHS Updates in Q2 2016

By Little Pro on 2016-06-16 Views:  Update:2017-01-18

Here we have summarized the main global GHS updates in Q2 2016 you need to be aware of.

UN

May 2016, the Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS of the UNECE has issued a corrigendum to amend the sixth revised edition of GHS (GHS Rev. 6). Minor changes have been made. The corrigendum can be downloaded here.

EU

June 2016, The European Commission publishes the 8th ATP amendment to amend CLP regulation. The amendment will align CLP regulation with UN GHS Rev. 5. Certain hazard and precuationary statements have been added/updated due to the addition of new hazard categories.

The 8th ATP to CLP will come into force on 4 July. The rules can be applied voluntarily before they become mandatory on 1 February 2018.

The 8th ATP can be accesss here.

Turkey

1 June 2016, From this date, mixtures need to be classified and labelled in accordance with Regulation on the Classification, Packaging and Labeling of Hazardous Materials and Products(Turkish CLP Regulation). More info about Turkey GHS can be found here.

Japan

June 2016, Japan's National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) has published new GHS classifications for hundreds of substanes. Many existing GHS classifications have also been updated. Please note that the published classifications are advisory. The new classifications can be accessed here.

Korea

April 2016, South Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labour published MoEL Public Notice No. 2016-19 – The Standard for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances and Material Safety Data Sheets. The standard aligns Korea GHS with UN GHS Rev. 4. The standard (in Korean) can be accessed here.

Vietnam

31 March 2016, From this date, mixtures need to be classified and labelled in accordance with Circular no. 04/2012/TT-BCT stipulating the regulations on classification and chemical labeling in Vietnam. More info about GHS in Vietnam can be found here.

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