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(EU) 2020/878 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 REACH

21 August 2020

Amends/Commences: Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as amended

Comes into force: 1st January 2021

Jurisdiction: EU

Annex II to ‘REACH’ sets out the requirements for content and format of Safety Data Sheets. Annex II is amended to incorporate changes concerning the content and format of Safety Data Sheets and providing information where relevant, about endocrine disruptors (natural and man-made chemicals which mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones).

The new requirements apply from 1st January 2021, but Safety Data Sheets which do not comply with the revised requirements, will still be accepted until 31st December 2022.   

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