Japan: All Requirements of GHS (Rev. 6) to Apply as of May 2022

Companies active in Japan have until May 24, 2022 to align the classification and labeling of chemicals and safety data sheets (SDS) with the most-recent requirements of GHS (Rev. 6).  

As of that date, all the regulations published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) apply:  

  • Japanese Industrial Standards JIS Z 7252 for the labeling of chemicals in alignment with GHS labeling  
  • JIS Z 7253 for hazard communication and SDS in alignment with GHS hazard communication 

The regulations were published in 2019. Companies were then given a three-year transition period that expires in May.  

Among other provision, a new hazard class was introduced for desensitized explosives. The terminology for hazard classes and categories was also updated.  

JIS Z 7252, JIS Z 7253, and additional information are available in Japanese from the Web site of Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)

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