The Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL) have agreed unanimously to the European Commission’s proposed changes to Annex VIII to CLP.

This will mean that the first compliance date for harmonised reporting to poison centres for mixtures intended for consumer use will be postponed from 1 January 2020 to 1 January 2021. Both consumer and professional mixtures will have the same date: 1 January 2021.

The Commission is now proceeding with adopting a delegated Act; this is expected to enter into force in quarter four of this year. Another amendment of Annex VIII is expected in 2020 to address some of the workability issues.

The draft regulation can be found here.

Last reviewed 4 October 2019