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Public Classification and Labelling (C&L) Inventory according to the European Union (EU) CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 Go to external website



Type of information:

Classification and labelling information according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 – implementing the GHS in the EU

General information:

The ECHA C&L inventory is an EU public C&L inventory that provides electronic public access to classification and labelling information on chemical substances placed on the market in the European Union.

The database contains classification and labelling information on notified and registered substances received from manufacturers and importers in the framework of the REACH and CLP Regulations ((EC) No 1907/2006 and No 1272/2008) in their C&L notifications or registration dossiers. This information is not reviewed by ECHA and can only be searchable via the “Substance Search” functionality of eChemPortal.

In addition, the ECHA C&L inventory includes the list of the harmonised classifications according to the CLP Regulation (Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation). Certain situations require that the classification of a substance is harmonised and made obligatory at Community level to ensure an adequate risk management throughout the European Community. The substances with harmonised classifications are searchable via the “GHS Search” functionality of eChemPortal.

The number of entries in the database is increasing over time as companies submit new dossiers and the CLP Regulation (Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation) is amended on a regular basis. As such, the data in the inventory itself are refreshed frequently.

The ECHA C&L inventory is maintained by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Disclaimer on information contained in the C&L Inventory

The public C&L Inventory displays the notified classifications as they are reported to ECHA by companies in their C&L notifications or registration dossiers. The content is regularly updated and will evolve over time. No verification of the content is performed by ECHA.

There can be differences among notifiers and registrants on a classification of a substance based on different interpretation of scientific studies or different access to those studies.  Notifiers and registrants have the legal obligation to make every effort to come to an agreed entry to be included in the inventory and inform ECHA accordingly (see Article 41 of the CLP Regulation). There can be different legitimate reasons for why notifications for the same substance have different classifications. Different compositions, physical state, forms or impurity profiles may lead to different classifications. The Public C&L Inventory displays the notified state and form, but does not contain any information on composition or impurities.

IUPAC names of substances from notifications, which do not classify in one or more of the hazard classes stipulated in Article 119(1)(a) of REACH, are not included. If no substance identifier (EC name or number, IUPAC name, CAS no etc.) can be published, the notification cannot be displayed in the public inventory. If publishable identifiers for a substance exist, all notified C&Ls are displayed.

Finally, when notifiers and registrants conclude that no classification is required for a substance, the C&L Inventory displays these notifications with the label "not classified" and no further details are provided.

Disclaimer for Information available on ECHA website

Reproduction or further distribution of the information is subject to copyright laws and might require the permission of the owner of that information.

When using the ECHA website you accept its disclaimer: http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/legal-notice

Hazard information:

The following information is available in the ECHA C&L inventory:

  • Identity of the substance
  • The classification and labelling of the substance according to the CLP Regulation implementing the GHS in the EU

Search capabilities:

You can search for a substance in the ECHA C&L inventory by its chemical name, CLP Annex VI Index number, EC number or CAS number. A search can also be performed using Hazard Class or Category codes or Hazard Statement Codes.

The summary of classification and labelling page will display the classification and labelling information according to CLP criteria received from manufacturers and importers, and the harmonised classification and labelling if applicable.

Maintenance:

The contribution to the eChemPortal is maintained by the European Chemicals Agency.

Peer review:

ECHA maintains the Inventory, but does not verify the accuracy of the information.



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