Chemicals - market restrictions
Limitations Directive for Dangerous Substances and Preparations
In a number of cases the rules for classification, packaging and labelling were insufficient to reduce risks and were supplemented by rules to restrict marketing and use under the Limitations Directive, i.e. Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations.
Substances falling under the Limitations Directive were listed in the Annex I to that Directive which also specified the restrictions on marketing and use applying in each particular case.
Where a substance was not already listed in Annex I, the name of the substance and the desired limitations on marketing and use were added using proposals to the Council and the Parliament to amend the Directive. Where a substance was listed and a restriction already in place, the amendment to the restriction was done by a Commission Directive adapting the existing limitations to technical progress.
- Adopted Amendments and Adaptations to Directive 76/769/EEC
- Studies and other preparatory work which are the basis of the latest Commission proposals
- Review of derogation on chrysotile [26 KB] under Directive 1999/77/EC
- Consolidated version of Directive 76/769/EEC
- FAQ concerning the implementation of Directive 76/769 [61 KB]
- Meetings in progress: Circa Communication tool for members