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GHS implementation status

Focal points:

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Minpromtorg)

Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology

Russian Researcher Institute on Standartization of Materials and Technologies (FSUE VNII SMT)

Coordinating Informational Service Center (CIS Center) for enterprises

Main relevant legislation

The GHS is implemented at national level through the Technical Regulation of Customs Union "On safety of chemical products". This Regulation is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) and is currently being revised.

Transport of dangerous goods


For domestic transport by road: Ordinance No.272 of 15 April 2011, requiring the application of Annexes A and B of ADR.

In 2010-2011, 13 standards on testing of chemicals were developed according to the 4th revised edition of the “United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria”

For international transport of dangerous goods, see Implementation through international legal instruments, recommendations, codes and guidelines


Revision of the standards on classification and labelling for aligning its provisions with the GHS Rev.4:

GOST 32419-2013 “Classification of chemicals. General requirements”

GOST 32423-2013 “Classification of mixtures (health hazards)”

GOST 32424-2013 “Classification of chemicals for environmental hazards. General principles”

GOST 32425-2013 “Classification of mixtures (environmental hazards)”

GOST 31340-2013 “Labelling of chemicals. General requirements”

Recommendations on the compilation of SDS and labelling:

R 50.1.102-2014 “Guidance on the compiling of safety data sheet in according to GOST 30333”

R 50.1.101-2014 “Guidance on the selection of precautionary statements for the labelling in accordance with GOST 31340”

More than one hundred standards in accordance with OECD testing guidelines for hazardous chemicals (addressing physical, health and environmental hazards) have been developed in the period of 2013 - 2015.

These standards will become mandatory only after entry into force of the Technical Regulation of Customs Union "on safety of chemical products" (expected in 2017) which is expected to be approved by the end of 2011). The Technical Regulation will define a transitional period (expected to be of 18 months) for the classification and labelling of chemicals according to these new standards.

It is expected that all GHS hazard classes and categories will be implemented.

Additional standards (in accordance with OECD guidelines) on testing of hazardous chemicals due to their physical and chemical properties and of chemicals dangerous for the environment are currently being developed.

Despite the fact that currently all these standards are optional, their requirements are widely fulfilled by industry. SDS in Russia (also called Russian Safety Passport), includes all subsections according to the GHS, with some specific requirements (such as for example expert evaluation and registration with relevant authority (Information and Analysis Center “Safety of substances and materials”)). There are also specific provisions as regards combination of precautionary statements.

Additional information on current and past activities related to the implementation of the GHS in the Russian Federation may be found at the CIS Center website