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Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

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The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of hazardous substances, mixtures and articles. The Regulation sets out harmonized criteria for classifying substances and mixtures, and further establishes rules on labelling and packaging for hazardous substances and mixtures. Moreover, the Regulation provides an obligation for: (i) manufacturers, importers and downstream users to classify substances and mixtures placed on the market; (ii) suppliers to label and package substances and mixtures placed on the market.
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An unofficial consolidated version of this Regulation as amended last by Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/776 of 4 May 2017 is available.
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Official Journal of the European Union L 353, 31 December 2008, pp. 1-1354.
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