Mandatory introduction of UFI from 2021

We would like to inform you about the current status of UFI product labelling.

The introduction obligation for the UFI starts for end user products and for products in commercial use on January 1st 2021. From this date on NEW products placed on the market must be notified before placing on the market according to the harmonised requirements of Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation AND must carry an UFI.

There is no UFI obligation for products currently on the market (the product notification according to CLP Regulation Art. 45, i.e. a product notification without UFI, is however mandatory).

Products that are currently on the market benefit from a transitional period until January 1st 2025. Until this date, no UFI is required for notified products, unless the composition of the products changes during this period so that an update notification would be necessary. In this case, the above-mentioned introduction obligation applies to January 1st 2021.

The final details of the harmonisation according to CLP Art. 45 have not yet been clarified. The application for the 2nd amendment of Annex VIII will probably be processed in July 2020.

We will continue to keep you informed in this regard. If you have any further questions or would like individual advice, our staff from the customer service and graphics department will be happy to help you on +49 9369 9836-0.