Must I label my biocide in accordance with CLP?

Yes. Active substances, plant protection products (covered by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009) and biocidal products (covered by Regulation (EU) 528/2012), which are classified as hazardous, must be labelled with a CLP hazard label, including the relevant hazard and precautionary statement(s), signal word and pictogram(s).

To all other labelling provisions, the respective product-specific regulation remains applicable. For example, the rules regarding label updating and the presentation of (use) information (by alternative means) differ per regulation.

Please note that where an active substance is placed on the market for non-pesticidal or non-biocidal uses, it is considered as a ‘regular’ substance. In this case, CLP labelling provisions apply in full.


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