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GHS Report

Peru has not adopted GHS and therefore any further enhanced policy for sound chemical management. Nonetheless, it was observed an activity increase related to the topic in the last years. Influenced by the regional and national trend, Peru published a sound management chemical bill in June 2020.

Peru intends to adopt GHS guidelines and implement an improved chemical management system on a single legislation. The “Regulation and Control of Dangerous Sub-stances and Similar for Domestic, Industrial and/or Public Health Use” proposes to create a national register of chemicals, establish the classification and labeling of substances, to impose health and environmental risk assessment process, and to provide for the risk management measures for substances that are hazardous to the environment, or are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction. The draft also proposes certification to those intended to deal with chemicals (called sanitary authorization), which would have to be renewed every 3 years.

The regulation, under the Health Ministry’s custody, went under public consultation in September 2020.

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