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EU agrees on GHS rules

The European Commission has welcomed final agreement by EU member states to implement the UN globally harmonised system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals. This follows acceptance by the European Parliament in September ( Agrow No 552, p 10). The agrochemical industry will have to change safety data sheets and labels of all products. The deadlines to complete reclassification and labelling will be December 1st 2010 for substances and June 1st 2015 for mixtures.


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