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Dangerous Preparations Directive

European Union directive:
Directive 1999/45/EC
Directive concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations
(Text with EEA relevance)
Made by European Parliament and Council
Made under Art. 95 (EC)
Journal reference
EEA Joint Committee decision No 59/2004 of 26 April 2004
Made 31 May 1999
Came into force 30 July 1999
Implementation date 30 July 2002
Preparative texts
Commission proposal COM 96/0347 Final, C283, 26.9.1996, p. 1
COM 97/0462 Final, C337, 7.11.1997, p. 45
EESC opinion C158, 26.5.1997, p. 76
EP opinion C222, 21.7.1997, p. 26
C150, 28.5.1999
Other legislation
Replaces Dir. 78/631/EEC
Dir. 88/379/EEC
Dir. 90/35/EEC
Dir. 91/442/EEC
Amended by Dir. 2001/60/EC
Reg. (EC) No 1882/2003
Dir. 2004/66
Dir. 2006/8
Dir. 2006/96
Reg. (EC) No 1907/2006
Reg. (EC) No 1137/2008
Replaced by Reg. (EC) No 1272/2008
(from 1 June 2015)
Status: Current legislation

The Dangerous Preparations Directive[1] is a European Union directive in the field of occupational safety and health and consumer protection. It complements the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) and replaces a previous Dangerous Preparations Directive (88/379/EEC).[2] The European Court of Justice had ruled in 1985 that Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) applies only to pure substances, not preparations (mixtures of substances).[3]


  1. ^ Full title: Directive 1999/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 May 1999 concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
  2. ^ Four "adaptations to technical progress" were repealed at the same time: Directives 89/178/EEC, 90/492/EEC, 93/18/EEC and 96/95/EC.
  3. ^ Re criminal proceedings against Giacomo Caldana (Case 187/84 – Art. 177 (EEC) referral by the Pretore di Torino). Judgement 26.9.1985. European Court reports [1985] 3013.
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