Starting from June 1 all chemicals placed on the market must be labelled according to the ‘classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures’ (CLP) regulation.
The two-year transitional period, which started on June 1, 2015 and aimed to exhaust all stocks of hazardous chemicals marked in accordance to the old law, will expire on June 1.
According to the labour inspection department, chemical products, such as various detergents and industrial or household detergents, bleaches and other biocides or plant protection products, paints and varnishes, glues and other building materials and car care materials may be marketed only if they are both labelled in the Greek language and include pictograms, hazard and precautionary statements as required by the CLP regulation.
In case there are still products found on the shelves of shops/supermarkets which are labelled in accordance to the earlier legislation, appropriate measures should immediately be taken to ensure that these products are either no longer made available or classified and re-labelled in accordance with the CLP regulation.
The labour inspection department states that more information regarding the provisions of the CLP regulation can be found on the department’s website at www.mlsi.gov.cy/dli (Regulation CLP). The public can also call 22-405611, 22-405637 and 22-405609.