Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals
See ECHA's "How to notify PIC exports to the UK after UK’s withdrawal from the EU"
- Regulation (EU) 649/2012 does not restrict exports to the UK before 29th March
- PIC chemical exports to non-EU countries should be notified 35 days beforehand
- For exports on 30th March, the 35 day target date was 23rd February
Article 10 requires exporters and importers to notify non-EU exports and imports of PIC chemicals in 2018 before 31st March 2019
The Export Import Regulation
Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 (further amended by Regulation (EU) 2018/172) places obligations on exporters of certain hazardous chemicals when exporting to non-EU countries.
The objective is to allow countries to monitor and to control the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals. It allows countries to refuse export and/or to place certain conditions on their import.
The Export Import Regulation:
- Implements the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade
- Promotes shared responsibility and cooperative efforts in the international movement of hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment
- Contributes to the environmentally sound use of hazardous chemicals
- Imposes the same packaging and labelling requirements as apply within the EU to all exports of all dangerous substances
See Further Information