The label must correspond with the labelling and the indications on the authorisation certificate.
Classification and labelling in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP)
- Hazard classes and categories
- Hazard pictograms and their GHS code The following links provide an overview of the CLP pictograms and their meaning:
- Signal words
- Hazard statements (H statements) and Precautionary statements (P statements)
- Guidelines for the selection and application of the Precautionary statements (P statements) for plant protection products in Belgium (applied by the Approval Committee from 1/04/2016). Bear in mind that other P statements may be assigned by the Approval Committee if this appears to be necessary from the risk assessment of a product.
- EUH statements and other supplementary hazard information
- Hazardous components which must be indicated on the label in accordance with article 18 §3 (b) of the CLP Regulation.
- Standard phrases for special risks (RSh phrases) and Standard phrases for safety precautions (SP phrases) in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 547/2011
- National indications
The proposal for the label in the application dossier for a new authorisation must already contain a proposal for labelling, in accordance with the results of the studies provided. It should be noted that Belgium does not accept in-vivo animal studies that are conducted later than June 2011, except if the outcome would provide a labelling that would trigger a more severe classification when compared to the CLP calculation rules. Any projected in-vivo assay should be replaced by validated in-vitro alternatives according to the current data requirements.
You can find several documents and guides below which can help in the drafting of CLP labelling:
- There are numerous handy guides on the ECHA website, including:
- Concise summary for the classification and labelling of PPP in accordance with CLP Regulation in Belgium
- CLP template notification
Period for adapting the label following modification of the labelling on the authorisation certificate
Unless otherwise indicated on the accompanying letter with the modified authorisation certificate, the following periods apply for the modification of the label:
- Plant protection products for professional use:
The labels of the products on the market must correspond with the authorisation certificate no later than 18 months after 31 December of the calendar year in which the modification of the certificate was made. For example, a modification made to the certificate in July 2015 must be applied to the label by 1/07/2017.
- Plant protection products for non-professional use:
The labels of the products on the market must correspond with the authorisation certificate no later than 3 years after 31 December of the calendar year in which the modification of the certificate was made. For example, a modification made to the certificate in July 2015 must be applied to the label by 1/01/2019.
If the labels must be modified more quickly, e.g., due to deadlines imposed by the EU, or urgent reasons, the periods will be communicated in the accompanying letter.