Know your obligations

Product Safety
& Product Stewardship

You require help and support with your daily issues in terms of classification, labelling, packaging and transport of your products?
We have the solution!

knoell Product Safety & Product Stewardship

When moving goods...

...you want to be sure that this is done as safely as possible. Knowing your own obligations as producer or importer is an important step within the supply chain to achieve this. Our global product safety & stewardship team of experienced regulatory affairs managers, chemists, toxicologists and ecotoxicologists is there to support you regardless of the challenges you are facing.

Product notifications - Poison CentRes

Chemical products and mixtures placed on the market in the European Economic Area require notification according to Article 45 / Annex VIII of CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, this means importers or downstream users have the obligation to notify hazardous products according to this regulation.

Poison Centres rely on this information for their vital support of medical professionals in case of accidents and emergencies. Individual notification is required in every member state where the product is placed on the market and the procedure can differ considerably, for example regarding:

  • What kind of products/mixtures have to be notified
  • What information has to be communicated
  • How the notification has to be performed

 

Unique Formula Identifier (UFI)

From January 2021, hazardous mixtures that are newly put on the EU/EEA market or changed, require Poison Centre Notification (PCN) according to Annex VIII of the CLP regulation (EC) 1272/2008. This includes the requirement for a Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) on the label of the product.

Our team of experts will gladly support you in identification and fulfilment of your product notification obligations. We can also investigate the regulatory situation for your products outside Europe and support with notifications there (e.g. South Korea).

Monitoring the regulatory landscape globally will help you to maintain your product portfolio.

Safety Data Sheets

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is the most important instrument to communicate hazards along the supply chain. It shall inform in an accessible and simple way about the most important safety measures needed to control potential hazards of chemicals to the human health as well as the environment.

Your benefits, when choosing knoell

  • Use of the managed regulatory contents and lists of one of the market leaders
  • Authoring SDS in 46 languages for the regions EU, US and the Americas, Asia/Pacific and worldwide
  • Authoring REACH compliant extended SDS (eSDS), incl. exposure scenarios
  • Your complete product portfolio can be hosted in our own EH&S-system
  • We check and update your SDS with regard to country- specific jurisdictions with all the relevant regulatory content

GHS/CLP

Mutual understanding of chemical hazards in the world is the aim of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The European implementation is CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging).

  • Tracking Global GHS implementation status
  • Application of CLP criteria within the European Economic Area
  • Classification of substances and mixtures according to requirements in the destination countries
  • Labelling of substances and mixtures to ensure proper global hazard communication

OVERVIEW: GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM SUPPORT

Status quo: June 2020

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ANGOLA

GHS implementation in progress

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ALBANIA

GHS implementation in progress

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 7

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ARGENTINA

Implemented based on Rev. 5
Mandatory since: 01 Jan. 2017 

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ARMENIA

EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION (EAEU)

GHS implementation in progress

australia.svg

AUsTRALIA

Implemented based on Rev. 3
Mandatory since: 01 Jan. 2017

austria.svg

AUSTRIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

azerbaijan.svg

AZERBAIJAN

Commonwealth of Independant States (CIS)

GHS implementation in progress

belgium.svg

BELGIUM

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

bulgaria.svg

BULGARIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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BAHRAIN

Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 7

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BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA (SRPSKA)

Implemented based on EU CLP Rev. 5 
Mandatory since: 21 Mar. 2018 

belarus.svg

BELARUS

EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION (EAEU)

GHS implementation in progress

brazil.svg

BRAZIL

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015 

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BOTSWANA

GHS implementation in progress

Canada

Implemented based on Rev. 5  
Mandatory since: 30 Nov. 2018 

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SWITZERLAND

Implemented based on EU CLP Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015  
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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CHILE

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 5

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CHINA

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory since: 01 May 2011 

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

GHS implementation in progress

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COLOMBIA

Implemented based on Rev. 6

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COSTA RICA

Implemented based on Rev. 6
Mandatory from: 30 Dec. 2022 

cyprus.svg

CYPRUS

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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CZECH REPUBLIC

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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GERMANY

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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DENMARK

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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ECUADOR

Implemented based on Rev. 1
Mandatory since: 01 Feb. 2018

spain.svg

SPAIN

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

estonia.svg

ESTONIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

finland.svg

FINLAND

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

france.svg

FRANCE

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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UNITED KINGDOM

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

georgia.svg

GEORGIA

GHS implementation in progress

greece.svg

GREECE

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

guatemala.svg

GUATEMALA

GHS implementation in progress

honduras.svg

HONDURAS

GHS implementation in progress

croatia.svg

CROATIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

hungary.svg

HUNGARY

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

indonesia.svg

INDONESIA

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory since: 31 Dec. 2016 

india.svg

INDIA

GHS implementation in progress

ireland.svg

IRELAND

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

iceland.svg

ICELAND (EEA)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015  
Transition period for  Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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ISRAEL

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory from: 09 Aug. 2022 (substances and mixtures)

italy.svg

ITALY

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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JAPAN

Implemented based on Rev. 6
Mandatory since: 01 Jan. 2011
Transition period for Rev. 6: 24 May 2022

kazakhstan.svg

KAZAKHSTAN

EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION (EAEU)

GHS implementation in progress

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KENYA

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 7

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KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION (EAEU)

GHS implementation in progress

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Republic of KOREA

Implemented based on Rev. 4   
Mandatory since: 01 Jul. 2013

kuwait.svg

KUWAIT

Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 7

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LITHUANIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

luxembourg.svg

LUXEMBOURG

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

latvia.svg

LATVIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

moldova.svg

MOLDOVA

Commonwealth of Independant States (CIS)

GHS implementation in progress

madagascar.svg

MADAGASCAR

GHS implementation in progress

mexico.svg

MEXICO

Implemented based on Rev. 5
Mandatory since: 09 Oct. 2018

malta.svg

MALTA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

myanmar.svg

MYANMAR

GHS implementation in progress

montenegro.svg

MONTENEGRO

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 5

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MOZAMBIQUE

GHS implementation in progress

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MAURITIUS

Implemented based on 1st edition

malawi.svg

MALAWI

GHS implementation in progress

malaysia.svg

MALAYSIA

Implemented based on Rev. 3
Mandatory since: 17 Apr. 2015

namibia.svg

NAMIBIA

GHS implementation in progress

netherlands.svg

NETHERLANDS

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

norway.svg

NORWAY

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015 
Transition period for  Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

new-zealand.svg

NEW ZEALAND

Implemented based on Rev. 5
Mandatory since: 01 Jul. 2006 
Transition period for Rev. 5: 01 Dec. 2021

oman.svg

OMAN

Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 7

pakistan.svg

PAKISTAN

GHS implementation in progress

peru.svg

PERU

GHS implementation in progress

philippines.svg

PHILIPPINES

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory for the workplace since: 14 Mar. 2015

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POLAND

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

portugal.svg

PORTUGAL

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

qatar.svg

QATAR

Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 7

romania.svg

ROMANIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

russia.svg

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory from: 01 Jul. 2021 

saudi-arabia.svg

SAUDI ARABIA

Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)

GHS implementation in progress
Implementation based on Rev. 7

singapore.svg

SINGAPORE

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory since: 01 Jul. 2016

serbia.svg

SERBIA

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015 
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7:  not available

slovakia.svg

SLOVAKIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

slovenia.svg

SLOVENIA

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

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SWEDEN

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Implemented based on Rev. 7
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015
Transition period for Rev. 6 & 7: 17 Oct. 2020

thailand.svg

THAILAND

Implemented based on Rev. 3
Mandatory since: 13 Mar. 2017 

tajikistan.svg

TAJIKISTAN

Commonwealth of Independant States (CIS)

GHS implementation in progress

turkmenistan.svg

TURKMENISTAN

Commonwealth of Independant States (CIS)

GHS implementation in progress

turkey.svg

TURKEY

Implemented based on Rev. 3
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2016 

taiwan.svg

TAIWAN

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory since: 01 Jan. 2017 

tanzania.svg

TANZANIA

GHS implementation in progress

ukraine.svg

UKRAINE

GHS implementation in progress

uruguay.svg

URUGUAY

Implemented based on Rev. 4
Mandatory since: 31 Dec. 2017

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Implemented based on Rev. 3
Mandatory since: 01 Jun. 2015 

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UZBEKISTAN

Commonwealth of Independant States (CIS)

GHS implementation in progress

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VIETNAM

Implemented based on Rev. 6
Mandatory since: 30 Mar. 2016
No transition period for Rev. 6

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SOUTH AFRICA

Implementation based on Rev. 4
Mandatory since: 17 Dec. 2019

zambia.svg

ZAMBIA

Implemented based on Rev. 4
No transition periods defined.

zimbabwe.svg

ZIMBABWE

GHS implementation in progress

GHS implemented
GHS in progress
GHS voluntary
GHS not yet started

Dangerous Goods

The transport of dangerous goods requires special classification and labelling depending on the type of transport. Our experts are experienced with transport on road (ADR), rail (RID), inland waterways (ADN), sea (IMDG) and air (IATA/ICAO).

  • Assessment of provided hazard data (classification as well as additional information)
  • Deriving the correct transport classification for the transport types concerned