28 July 2020
22 new substances have recently been added to the PIC Regulation (EU Reg. N. 649/2012), which regulates the import and export of certain dangerous chemicals.
Exporters of these 22 substances now have to notify their designated national authority before exporting them. The notification, mandatory from 1 September 2020, concerns both substances as such and in mixtures and must be made at least 35 days before the date of first export.
20 of these 22 substances also need consent from the authorities of the importing country before they can be exported
EU importers and exporters will also have to report their annual movements of substances to and from the EU.
Finally, a series of mercury-containing articles have also been added to Annex V to PIC and exporting them from the EU is now banned.
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