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New Zealand Proposes Adoption of GHS Revision 7 Classification System

New Zealand is consulting on the proposed adoption of the GHS Revision 7 classification system, aiming to increase the efficiency of chemical management, and enhance the effectiveness of the HSNO Act. In the consultation notice, the proposed changes in classification are detailed, together with the introduction of GHS 7 and the current HSNO classification framework. An exposure draft of the new Classification Notice has been released for public comments too.

On 29th October, New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued a notice seeking public feedback on the proposal to change the classification system for hazardous substances in New Zealand [1]. The main target of the proposal is to update the current classification framework for hazardous substances to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 7 (2017) [2]. Public comments shall be submitted using an online form before 9th January 2020. 

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