Any supplier making a substance or mixture available to another person (including importation of a mixture into Great Britain) is obliged to ensure it is properly classified.

Suppliers' Duties

Suppliers shall not supply a dangerous substance or mixture unless it is labelled as specified in the EC Regulation 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation).

In Practice


The aims of the CLP regulation are to:

  • identify hazardous properties that a product has, eg flammable, corrosive, aquatic toxicity

  • determine the severity of the hazard, through hazard categories

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