The Chemicals (Health and Safety) Trade and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2022

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Commencement: 1st November 2022


  • GB Retained: Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures;
  • GB Retained: Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals;
  • GB Retained: Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products;
  • Biocidal Product and Chemicals (Appointed of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013; and
  • The Health and Safety Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2021.

Mini Summary




  • The Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013 appoint the competent national authorities and enforcement authorities in Great Britain in relation to biocidal products (‘Biocides Regulation’), and labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (‘CLP Regulation’). They also appoint the competent national authorities and enforcement authorities in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland in relation to export and import of hazardous substances (‘PIC Regulation’).


  • The Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2021 provide various set fees which the Health and Safety Executive can charge for regulatory functions, and also set out the power for the Executive to raise a “fee for intervention” where it finds an organisation in material breach of health and safety regulations.


Various duties apply.


The following provisions are omitted.

A minor technical change is made to replace a reference to the Commission with the Secretary of State. This allows the Secretary of State to adopt delegated acts.

Disclosure of information
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) may disclose certain information concerning the trade in or safety of chemicals to ensure:

  • health and safety;
  • the protection of consumers; or
  • the protection of the environment.

Information shall not be disclosed if it would contravene data protection.

Persons may use the disclosed information for a permitted purpose, in accordance with regulation 3.

There are no changes to duties for organisations.


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