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Israel Publishes GHS Implementation

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May 20, 2019

Israel published its implementation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), SI 2302 Parts 1 and 2 in its Gazette, on May 12, 2019. The new requirement will take effect 90 days from the anticipated publication in the gazette on August 9, 2019, with a 3-year transition period until August 9, 2022.

Drafts of SI 2302 Part 1 – Dangerous Substances and Mixtures: Classification, Labelling, Marking and Packaging and SI 2302 Part 2 – Transportation: Classification, Labelling, Marking and Packaging underwent a comment period in 2019 (see coverage and links to the drafts in our blog from this period). Compared to the existing standards on hazard communication in Israel, under the GHS implementation more products are expected to be classified as hazardous, in addition to the labeling changes necessary to implement GHS-style labels.

Israel is an OECD member country and, as such, was required to implement GHS based on a May 25, 2018 revision to OECD’s Decision-Recommendation of the Council on the Co-operative Investigation and Risk Reduction of Chemicals.

At the time of writing, the new editions of the Standards (SI 2302 Parts 1 and 2) are not available. When published they will be available in the Hebrew language only, at The Standards Institution Of Israel: http://www.sii.org.il/14-he/SII.aspx

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Useful Information

May 12, 2019 Gazette: https://www.chamber.org.il/media/160991/%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%91%D7%A5-%D7%94%D7%AA%D7%A7%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%AA-8217.pdf

Tel Aviv and Central Chamber of Commerce Gazette: https://www.chamber.org.il/

Declaration of Standards (No. 59) 3036 May 12, 2019 Gazette: https://www.chamber.org.il/media/160991/%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%91%D7%A5-%D7%94%D7%AA%D7%A7%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%AA-8217.pdf

Partial changes to SI 2302 Part 1: https://www.chamber.org.il/media/161001/%D7%94%D7%95%D7%93%D7%A2%D7%94-%D7%A2%D7%9C-%D7%94%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%A4%D7%AA-%D7%94%D7%AA%D7%A7%D7%9F-2302-%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%A7-1.pdf

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