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GHS Implementation in Thailand

By Little Pro on 2016-01-05 Views:  Update:2017-01-18

Thailand has already implemented GHS through the Hazardous Substance Act and Hazard Classification and Communication System of Hazardous Substances B.E. 2555 (2012). GHS SDSs and labels are required for hazardous substances from 13 March 2013 and for mixtures from 13 March 2017. The table below summarizes the latest status of GHS in Thailand and the main requirements on SDSs and labels for hazardous chemicals in Thailand.

Laws & Regulations
Critical Dates
  • Substance: 13 March 2013;
  • Mixture: 13 March 2017;
Out of Scope
  • Hazardous substance that is not under responsibility of Department of Industrial Works (DIW) & FDA, i.e., pesticides, etc.;
  • Chemical waste, etc.;
Classification
  • Adopted all building blocks of GHS Rev. 3;
  • Concentration limit for reproductive toxicant: 0.3%/3% (consistent with EU);
  • Classification list by Department of Industrial Works: Advisory;
Labelling
  • A UN proper shipping name (if available);
  • Small package & label size: Not specified.
Safety Data Sheet
  • Standard 16-section SDSs;
  • Language: Thai (by default).

Reference & Resources

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