Legal Texts

Links to the relevant regulations regarding chemical classification and labelling:

The United Nations Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), acting as an international regulation: GHS Regulation :


In order to monitor the status of implementation of the GHS, the UNECE secretariat has collected information publicly available from various sources (reports from members of the GHS Sub-Committee or NGOs, reports submitted to or issued by other United Nations organs, programmes or specialized agencies (UNECE, UNITAR, IMO, ICAO, UNEP, WHO, ILO) or other intergovernmental organizations (European Commission, APEC), non-governmental organizations, as well as reports on various workshops, seminars, conferences and other events organized in relation with the implementation of the GHS. This information has been compiled and is summarized, country by country, on the following UNECE webpage:


The consolidated version of the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures) incorporates all of the amendments and corrigenda to the CLP Regulation until the date marked in the first page of the regulation. It can be found here:



Latest update: January 2016