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The Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive have been replaced by the direct-acting European CLP Regulation. From 1 June 2015, both Directives have been fully withdrawn and no longer have any legal effect. The familiar square orange hazard symbols used often in COSHH assessments are now no longer valid and the new red and white diamond shaped symbols should be used.

As a result, the CHIP – Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations have also been repealed. Transitional arrangements were in place to help suppliers make the move to the CLP system, but from 1 June 2015, chemical suppliers must comply with the CLP Regulation.

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