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The Swedish Chemical Agency´s Regulations are published in the Code of Statutes of the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KIFS), and are available in Swedish only.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency has three basic regulations: KIFS 2005:7, KIFS 2008:2 and KIFS 2008:3. These are changed by amendments, which are listed under each regulation. Details about the amendments are available on the Swedish webpages. Many EU rules are also implemented in the regulations of the Agency and in regulations of other Swedish authorities.

KIFS 2005:7 - Classification and Labelling Regulations

These Regulations applied in parallel with Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) until 1 June 2015. A transitional period for mixtures applies until 1 June 2017, during which time labelling must comply with CLP. KIFS 2005:7 incorporates provisions on explosive, oxidising and flammable properties taken from the EU Directives that previously applied.

Amendments: KIFS 2006:6, 2007,5, 2008:4, 2009:3, 2010:5.

Consolidated KIFS 2005:7 (in Swedish).

KIFS 2008:2 - Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Regulations

These Regulations apply in addition to the EU rules. Where particular conditions apply to the Swedish market, this is specified. KIFS 2008:2 includes provisions for the packaging and storage of hazardous chemical products, notification to the Products Register, permits for very hazardous products, GMO, flammability and the chemical properties of toys.

Amendments: KIFS 2008:2, 2008:5, 2008:6, 2009:2, 2009:6, 2009:9, 2010:4, 2010:6, 2010:7, 2011:3, 2012:1, 2012:3, 2012:4, 2013:1, 2013:4, 2014:2, 2014:3, 2014:5, 2015:1, 2015:2, 2015:3, 2015:4, 2015:5, 2015:6.

Consolidated KIFS 2008:2 (in Swedish).

KIFS 2008:3 - Pesticides Regulations

These Regulations include, for example, national provisions and exemptions from EU rules. KIFS 2008:3 comprises requirements for packaging and labelling and information about bans on the sale and use of substances that are and are not permitted to be included in pesticides or biocidal products.

Amendments: 2009:1, 2009:5, 2009:7, 2009:8, 2010:1, 2010:2, 2010:3, 2010:8, 2011:1, 2011:2, 2011:4, 2011:5, 2012:2, 2013:2, 2013:3, 2014:1, 2014:4, 2014:6.

Consolidated KIFS 2008:3 (in Swedish).