Import and Export of Hazardous Chemicals: New rules for EU by Nick Boley

New rules come into play from 1 March regarding the import and export of hazardous chemicals between the EU and third countries.

The Prior Informed Consent Regulations (PIC) implements the global Rotterdam Convention. The regulation applies to two lists of chemicals that can be found in Annexes I and V. Additionally, Annex V includes the chemicals subject to an export ban. Annex I chemicals are hazardous industrial chemicals, biocides or pesticides, and currently has 162 entries.

The new Regulation will be implemented by the European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, and is completely consistent with REACH and CLP Regulations. You can find further details here.

It is important that the identity and description of chemicals covered by PIC are accurately known and described for the regulation to be fully effective.


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