Scheduled for final adoption before the end of last year, the awaited Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (applying the general principles of the United Nations Globally Harmonised System) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 353) on 31 December 2008. This Regulation, which is dated 16 December 2008 and runs to an impressive 1355 pages, is available on the EUR‑LEX website (at, as are two related amending Acts (visit and {180542}

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