GHS Report
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Uruguay - GHS Status

GHS Status

Focal points:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Environment Directorate)

Main relevant legislation:

Workplace: Decree 346/011; Decree 307/009 and Decree 406/88; Agricultural products: Decree 294/04

Transport of dangerous goods: Decree 560/03 and Decree 158/85; Consumer's protection: Decree 180/00 (MERCOSUR/GMC/RES.49/99)

GHS implementation milestones

Transport of dangerous goods


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


For regional transport between the Common Market of South (MERCOSUR) member states (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) refer to the information provided under “Mercosur”.


At national level, land transport of dangerous goods is regulated by Decree 560/003 of 3 December 2003, based on the 7th revised edition of the Model Regulations.



Decree 307/009 of 3 July 2009, on protection of health and safety of workers from chemical risks, establishes that labels and Safety Data Sheets shall conform to the GHS. The Decree entered into force on September 2009 (120 days after its publication on the Official Journal) with a transitional period of one year for provisions concerning labelling.

Decree 346/011 of 28 September 2011 amends Decree 307/009, among other things, to extend the transitional period for entry into force of labelling provisions and preparation of Safety Data Sheets in accordance with the GHS (Rev.4), as follows:

  • For substances (labelling): until 31 December 2012
  • For mixtures (labelling): until 31 December 2017

Decree 346/011 entered into force immediately after its publication and establishes in its article 7 that all industries falling within the scope of decree 307/009 shall design and apply a GHS implementation plan within the 6 months following its entry into force.