22 June 2022
Despite the Government’s intention not to retain Annex VIII of the EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulations in UK law, we were informed in February 2022 that Annex VIII has been inadvertently retained following the UK’s exit from the EU. The Annex VIII within GP CLP is therefore currently in force. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and its executive agencies, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), are now working to rectify this error.
Written by: Lorna Williams