Document title: Classifying, labelling and packaging chemicals if there's no Brexit deal
Summary: The UK would establish an independent chemicals regime but would effectively adopt the UN Globally Harmonised System on labelling and classifying chemicals in the same way as the EU, with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to take over functions currently carried out by European Chemicals Agency. Notes the majority of the EU’s labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures regulation would continue to apply after no-deal Brexit in the UK, with requirements on packaging, labelling and classifying chemicals remaining unchanged. Adds that UK-based companies would have to comply with duties and obligations of an importer to trade with the EU, the HSE would have the ability to put in place new arrangements after Brexit, in liaison with devolved administrations, companies would have to use new UK arrangements and IT systems, including a mandatory classification and labelling list and notification database. Notes in the future “the UK will be free to make its own decisions about chemical hazard classification, including whether or not to align with decisions made in the EU or other countries”.