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New CLP hazard classes will be included in IUCLID

Companies can soon start including information on new hazard classes in their IUCLID dossiers, following the amendment of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.

Helsinki, 9 April 2024 - The new hazard classes for classifying, labelling and packaging substances and mixtures will be included in the IUCLID software from 29 April 2024. 

These are: 
•    endocrine disruptors (ED) for human health or the environment;
•    persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT); very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB); and
•    persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT); very persistent and very mobile (vPvM). 

Companies can start including information concerning these hazards when submitting dossiers under the CLP, REACH and Biocidal Products regulations to ECHA.

Different transition periods apply for substances and mixtures. Once they have expired, companies must indicate how their substance or mixture is classified following the new hazard classes when submitting information to ECHA.  

There are currently no changes to the completeness check of REACH registrations in relation to the new hazard classes, but the IUCLID Validation assistant will remind companies to start entering this data whenever available. ECHA is also updating the manuals on dossier preparation with advice regarding the new IUCLID fields.

ECHA’s newly launched chemicals database, ECHA CHEM, will be expanded in autumn 2024 to include the re-designed classification and labelling inventory, which will also cover the new hazard classes. 

Guidance on the new hazard classes will be available later this year.