Dangerous Preparations Directive
|European Union directive|
|Text with EEA relevance|
|Title||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|
|Made by||European Parliament and Council|
|Made under||Art. 95 (EC)|
|Journal reference||L200, 30.7.1999, pp. 1–68|
|EEA Joint Committee decision||No 59/2004 of 26 April 2004|
|Date made||31 May 1999|
|Came into force||30 July 1999|
|Implementation date||30 July 2002|
|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
|Amended by||Dir. 2001/60/EC
Reg. (EC) No 1882/2003
Reg. (EC) No 1907/2006
Reg. (EC) No 1137/2008
|Replaced by||Reg. (EC) No 1272/2008
(from 1 June 2015)
The Dangerous Preparations Directive 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). 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).
- 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.
- Four "adaptations to technical progress" were repealed at the same time: Directives 89/178/EEC, 90/492/EEC, 93/18/EEC and 96/95/EC.
- 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  3013.