GHS Regulation: New national electronic notification system for chemical substances manufactured and imported in Chile


The GHS regulation (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemical Products) was published in the Official Gazette.

The regulation was prepared by the Ministry of the Environment in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, with an important participation and contribution from Civil Society and Industry.

The GHS regulation considers aspects such as the evaluation, notification and communication of hazards of chemical substances, a new national electronic notification system of chemical substances manufactured and imported in Chile, and a process of prioritization and risk assessment of those substances of greater Dangerous for the Environment.

This regulation will help reduce the risks to the environment and human health that dangerous chemical substances can cause, also to improve the environmental information available on chemical substances, and above all to reduce accidents and chemical emergencies, which will facilitate trade and export of chemical substances produced in Chile.

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Diario Sustentable, 9 January 2021