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UFI Codes

On March 22nd 2017, Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/542 entered into force amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures by adding an Annex on harmonised information relating to an emergency health response.

The obligation of reporting information and generating the UFI code and placing it on the product label belongs to the importer, the physical manufacturer or the entity that repacks (prepacks) the given mixture. On the basis of the currently functioning version of the Regulation, in the case of consumer applications, entrepreneurs should fulfill this obligation from the 1st of January 2020.

However, from the 1st of January 2020, a new version of Regulation 542/2017 is planned, and the main change is the postponement of the obligation to notify about the mixtures in consumer applications.

For all new products that have not yet been notified in accordance with applicable national legislation, the required information must be provided by the following dates:

    January 1, 2021 – consumer use

    January 1, 2021 – professional use

    January 1, 2024 – industrial use

The regulation provides the following transitional period rules:

For all products already submitted under the national system (the ELDIOM system applies in Poland) and placed on the market a transitional period applies – applications will remain valid until January 1, 2025 or until changes are introduced, e.g. changes in composition or classification.

More information below: