What chemicals are covered by Regulation 689/2008?
- Certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides that are banned or severely restricted within the EC
- Certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides that are subject to the PIC procedure
- All industrial chemicals and pesticides and pesticides when exported in relation to packaging and labelling
What chemicals does Regulation 689/2008 not apply to?
- Annex I chemicals imported or exported for the purpose of research or analysis purposes, provided the quantities do not exceed 10kg - see ‘Special RIN procedure’
- Narcotic drugs, radioactive materials, wastes, chemical weapons, food and food additives, feeding stuffs, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), medicinal and veterinary medicinal products (apart from biocides)
Chemicals listed in Annex I to Regulation 689/2008:
The chemicals listed in Annex I to Regulation 689/2008 fall into three groups, and for each there is a specific procedure that must be followed if you are an exporter or these chemicals:
Preparations and articles?
PREPARATIONS are subject to the Regulation if the preparation contains chemicals listed in Annex I at a concentration high enough to trigger labelling obligations under Directive 1999/45/EC, the Dangerous Preparations Directive.
ARTICLES containing chemicals listed in Parts 2 and 3 of Annex I are also subject to the Regulation, if the chemical in the article is in unreacted form, or present in a preparation at a concentration high enough to trigger labelling under Directive 1999/45/EC.
The use of chemicals and articles listed in Annex V is prohibited in the European Community, and the export of such chemicals and articles is prohibited.
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