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EU industry prepares for GHS

The forthcoming EU implementation of the UN globally harmonised system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals will have significant consequences for the agrochemical industry, says the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA). The European Commission issued final proposals for implementing the GHS earlier this year (Agrow No 526, p 10). It will require fundamental changes and total revision of all safety data sheets and labels of all crop protection products, says the ECPA in its new guidelines on the impact of proposals. The EU agrochemical industry has already warned that the GHS will lead to increased costs, but few benefits (Agrow No 523, p 7).


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