EU Annex VIII to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Substances and Mixtures Regulation (EC No 1272/2008)) has been retained in GB CLP.
The National Poisons Information Service (NPIS), the UK's appointed receiving body for poison centre notifications, has advised NCEC that organisations may submit poison centre notifications in either the Annex VIII harmonised format or the UK voluntary notification format.
From our understanding, the UK Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is still seeking legal clarity on the retained legislation. This might result in them reversing the already retained legislation. We will remain in contact with the NPIS for any further updates.
How does this impact organisations placing mixtures on the market in GB?
- If you have already made Annex VIII notifications to the GB, you are compliant.
- If you have completed voluntary notifications in GB, you are compliant. However, this may change in the near future. We strongly advise you to devise a plan of action should the DHSC decide to reverse the already retained legislation.
- The requirements in Northern Ireland (NI) are not impacted by this change, and Annex VIII continues to be mandatory. If you are completing notifications to NI, you can also submit to GB which will ensure compliance, even if the DHSC reverses the retained legislation.
How can NCEC support you?
NCEC offers a full service for companies needing to submit notifications for their hazardous mixtures and biocides. Our service is driven by years of experience, researching each Member State’s implementation of poison centre legislation, and shaping poison centre policy through work with the European Commission. You can find out more information about our service here.
If you’re unsure what is the best way forward for your organisation, need assistance in understanding this change or require help with your poison centre notifications, please contact us through the form on the right or via email at [email protected].
Information is correct as of 3 March 2022, 16:00 GMT. We will update this webpage as and when we have more information.