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Global GHS Label Size Requirement 2017

By Little Pro on 2016-01-06 Views:  Update:2017-01-18

Many countries have set GHS label requirements on sizes for chemical packages with different packaging capacities. Some countries have even set additional requirements on GHS label pictogram size and even font size. In this article, we will give you a brief summary of global GHS label requirements in 2017, including pictogram size requirement and font size requirement.

General Principles of GHS Label Size Requirements

Before we move into each country or region's GHS label and pictogram size requirements, there are a few general principles you need to be aware of:

  • The dimension of a GHS label shall be related to package sizes;
  • The minimum size of a pictogram on a GHS label shall be related to the minimum size of the GHS label;
  • The minimum size of a GHS pictogram on a GHS label is usually much smaller than a transport pictogram (100mm x 100mm);
  • A GHS label must be legible and prominently displayed;

Europe, Switzerland, Singapore & Malaysia

  • Minimum GHS label size depend on package capacities;
  • Malaysia: minimum font size is 7 points.
  • Singapore: The requirement on pictogram size does not apply

GHS Label Size

GHS Label Size Requirements in China

  • Has only set requirements on GHS label size;

GHS Label Dimension

GHS Label Size Requirements in Korea

  • Has set requirements on GHS label size and GHS pictogram size;

Korea GHS Label Requirement

GHS Label Size Requirements in Australia

  • Has set requirements on GHS pictogram size and text size;

GHS Pictogram Size Requirement

GHS Label Size Requirements in the Philippines

Philippines GHS label size

USA, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand

  • No specific size requirements on GHS labels, pictograms and fonts;
  • General principles shall be followed;

Conclusion

  • Unfortunately, GHS label size requirements are not harmonized;
  • Not all countries have set requirements on GHS label size or GHS pictogram size;
  • Malaysia and Australia have set font size requirements;

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