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01 January 2019: Deadline for notification of chemical products hazardous to health in France

As of 01 January 2019, all hazardous products with one or more of the below classifications according to CLP, must be declared to the INRS:

  • acute toxicity, category 4 (H302, H312, H332)
  • skin irritation, category 2 (H315)
  • eye irritation, category 2 (H319)
  • specific target organ toxicity following single exposure, category 2 or 3 (H335, H336, H371)
  • specific target organ toxicity following repeated exposure, category 2 (H373)
  • aspiration toxicity, category 1 (H304)
  • serious eye damage, category 1 (H318)
  • reproductive toxicity, additional category: effects on or via lactation (H362)


The declaration is not necessary for Sanitary products intended for humans cosmetic products[1], veterinary drugs[2], radioactive substances and mixtures, food/feedstuffs and their components, substances and mixtures intended for research and development which are not placed on the market for the public and waste[3].


The INRS also requires mandatory declaration of biocides, plant protection products and other hazardous chemicals which are placed on the French market. ERM Regulatory Services is officially certified to carry out the declaration on behalf of its clients; for further details on how ERM can provide support, please contact


[1] Defined in Article L. 5311-1

[2] Defined in Article L. 5141-1

[3] Governed by Title IV of Book V of the Environmental Code

For further information please contact or call +44 (0)1423 520245. 

Published 13th December 2018
Categories General Chemicals, JSC, News
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