EU agrees CLP derogations for Norway, Liechtenstein

European Union ministers have approved the EU’s position on various derogations to the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) Regulation in countries within the European Economic Area (EEA). According to the conclusions from the EU general affairs council, this includes a time-limited derogation for Norway, allowing it to use a different classification and/or specific concentration limits for acrylamide in methyl acrylamide glycolate and methyl acrylamide methoxyacetate. In addition, they state that Liechtenstein will not be obliged to establish a national helpdesk, but instead can publish a link to the helpdesk of the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Baua) on the homepage of its competent authority for chemicals, the Office of Environmental Protection. Further information is available at:

Chemical Watch, 26 April 2012 ; ;