The chemicals legislation is based on various acts and ordinances. It is largely harmonised with the regulations of the European Union, but is developed and implemented in an autonomous manner.
The underlying laws
The following laws provide a framework for the chemicals legislation:
Additional laws are also taken into account:
Ordinances of the Federal Council
The general provisions are settled in ordinances of the Federal Council
Departmental ordinances of the FDHA and the DETEC
Additional specific provisions are specified in the ordinances of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) and the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC).
Departmental ordinances of the FDHA
Departmental ordinances of the DETEC
Last modification 12.01.2017