Procedure for Part 3 chemicals

Part 3 chemicals are subject to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure and require PIC unless an import response is published. Notification must be submitted using ePIC.

  • These chemicals require an active Reference Identification Number (RIN) issued from ePIC��before the export or import can proceed.
  • Exporters and importers must notify yearly exports and imports of these PIC chemicals using ePIC, before 31st March the following year.

If you export a Part 3 chemical to countries outside the European Community you must:

  • Use ePIC to notify the proposed export at least 35 days before the date of proposed export. The ePIC User Manual for Industry Version 1.1 (60 pages) provides detailed advice
  • A check can then be carried out to see if the importing country has given consent to import the chemical. 
  • If no import decision has been provided by the importing country, explicit consent may then be sought from the relevant authority of the importing country
  • If the export is permitted, you will receive notification which will include the active Reference Identification Number (RIN)
  • All active RIN's are registered. All subsequent exports of the chemical to that country then have to be accompanied by that active RIN
  • Package and label your chemical at least to the same standards as those for sale within the European Community and, if practicable in the language of the importing country
  • Make sure that the expiry date and production date of the chemical are indicated on the label, and ensure that your chemical is exported at least six months before its expiry date
  • Supply a safety data sheet in accordance with Regulation (EC) 453/2010 (REACH), and if practicable, in the language of the importing country
  • Comply with any instructions or requests for information required by the importing country (if applicable)
  • In the first quarter of each year, inform the DNA of the quantity of the Annex I chemical supplied to each importing country during the previous year using ePIC 1.1. The ePIC User Manual for Industry Version 1.1 (60 pages) provides advice on completing this Article 10 report

Note:

  • In limited circumstances, exporters may request waivers. See ECHA's Waiver Information Sheet (2 pages)
  • The explicit consent provided by the importing country shall be valid for a limited period.  Exporters should use ePIC at the end of that period to submit a new request for explicit consent
  • For some exports of chemicals listed in Part 2, the DNA in consultation may decide that no explicit consent is required

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