Changes to the Law

Amendment to Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 is published - October 2014

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1078/2014 amends Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals and applies from 1 December 2014. If you export (either as substances or in mixtures/preparations) any of the chemicals listed, then you can refer to the Amendment to confirm their identities.

The Amendment adds the Industrial chemicals, Azinphos-methyl, Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, Perfluorooctane sulfonates, Perfluorooctane sulfonamides and Perfluorooctane sulfonyls, to Part 3 of Annex I of the Regulation (EU) No 649/2012, as now amended and removes them from Part 2. This means that chemicals are still subject to the export notification requirement and the explicit consent requirement except where a positive import response is published in the PIC circular of the Rotterdam Convention or the importing country has waived the right to be notified.

Other amendments covering pesticides etc. can be viewed in the regulation. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has updated their ePIC database (concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals) to incorporate these amendments.  

Regulation (EU) No 649/2012, as amended replaced Regulation (EC) No. 689/2008 and incorporated some changes to the previous regulation in light of experience with implementation to date.

Exports should be accompanied by a safety data sheet in accordance with Regulation (EC) 453/2010 (REACH)

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