Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals


Important News

The Authority will have reduced cover for PIC chemicals on November 19th, 20th and 21st

24th November is the 35 day deadline for notification of PIC chemicals exports planned for 1st January 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

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