CLP, The new European regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemical substances and mixtures is being introduced on the 1st December 2010.
It introduces in the EU new criteria for classification and labelling based on the United Nations' Globally Harmonised System (UN GHS). It provides rules for the notification of substances to the Classification and Labelling Inventory established and maintained by the European Chemical Agency. (ECHA).
Substances placed on the market must be classified, labelled and packaged according to the CLP criteria as of 1st December 2010, or within one month of being placed on the market. This means the first deadline for notification to the ECHA C&L inventory is 3rd January 2011. This regulation applies to all Classified substances or mixtures and any substance that falls within the REACH Regulation.
Further details can be found on the ECHA Website: