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If you bring chemical substances and mixtures onto the Dutch market, you must (re)classify them according to the system of the European regulation EU-GHS. This regulation contains the requirements for the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures. For mixtures brought onto the Dutch market before 1 June 2015 in accordance with the DPD labelling and classification guideline, a transitional period applies until 1 June 2017.
Duty to report
As a manufacturer or importer of chemical substances, you have a duty to report. You must report the classification and labelling of chemical substances to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
If you supply mixtures you must provide the National Poisons Information Centre (NVIC) with information on the products. The NVIC uses your information to inform medical aid workers about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of acute poisoning with hazardous substance.