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GHS Implementation in New Zealand

Little Pro on 2016-01-05

New Zealand is one of the earliest countries that have adopted GHS. New Zealand had adopted a GHS based hazard classification framework in 2001 and had been working on an implementation program since that time. Since July 2006, all hazardous substances had been covered by this GHS-based legislative framework. The table below summarizes the latest status of GHS in New Zealand and the main requirements on SDSs and labels for hazardous chemicals.

Laws & Regulations
  • HSNO Act;
  • Being amended to align New Zealand's hazard communication with GHS.
Implementation Dates
  • Substance: July 2006;
  • Mixture: July 2006;
Labelling and SDSs
  • GHS-format SDSs and labels are acceptable;
  • HSNO classifications need to be derived and included for the moment;

Reference & Resources

Click here to access all references and resources for New Zealand including the English translation of regulations, regulatory lists and useful links to the websites of competent authorities.

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