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Changes to Prior Informed Consent procedure for hazardous chemicals by Nick Boley
October 15, 2014, 13:49
Filed under: chemicals, EU Regulation/Legislation | Tags: , ,

The European Commission has published an update to the Regulation concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals. Commission Delegated Regulation 1078/2014 amends Annex I to Regulation 649/2012, (Prior Informed Consent or PIC Regulations) which concerns the import and export of hazardous chemicals.

The update lists those hazardous chemicals for which approval for use has been recently withdrawn including bitertanol, which has been banned for use as pesticide, cyhexatin, azocyclotin, cinidon-ethyl, cyclanilide, ethoxysulfuron and oxadiargyl, which are no longer approved as active substances under the Biocidal Products Regulation.

The entry for chlorates in the Regulation has been amended to allow for greater clarity as to what it does and does not cover.

New substances are now also covered by the Regulation and these are azinphos-methyl, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls.

The unambiguous identification of these chemicals at ports of entry and exit is extremely important as a consequence, in order that appropriate enforcement can be carried out.

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