Postponement of compliance deadline for reporting to poison centres

The CARACAL (expert group on CLP) has agreed unanimously to the European Commission’s proposed changes to Annex VIII to CLP.

The Commission is now proceeding with adopting a delegated act, which will, among other things, postpone the first compliance date for harmonised reporting to poison centres, for mixtures intended for consumer use, from 1 January 2020 to 1 January 2021. Entry into force od this act is expected later this year. Other compliance dates will not be affected.

The Commission is also progressing with solving some of the concerns raised by stakeholders on the workability of the notification requirements and another amendment to Annex VIII is expected in 2020.