Classification, packaging, labelling obligations, date of classification

General information

Anyone who manufactures, imports or otherwise distributes dangerous products in Austria is required to inform his/herself of the dangerous properties of those products. Using that information, entrepreneurs are required to classify, package and label the products that they market in accordance with their dangerous properties. These obligations serve the purpose of ensuring that users of these products are aware of the dangers they pose. They are also obliged to provide data and information required to establish compliance with these provisions to the chemical inspectors of the federal states.

Enterprises affected

These rules apply to all natural and legal persons who place or make the chemicals in question available on the market in Austria or use said chemicals in Austria.


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Competent authority

Required documents

Test data and test results

Legal bases

Sections 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 and section 39 paragraph 2 of the Chemikaliengesetz 1996

Expert information

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 24 March 2022

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