Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals


Exporters and importers must notify 2017 exports and imports of PIC chemicals using ePIC  before 23rd March to allow time for processing .

  • ECHA have advised that “the legal deadline will NOT be extended further this year” 

  • This Article 10 report is not required for research or analysis chemical exports less than 10kg

The Authority will have reduced cover for PIC chemicals from 27th March to 3rd April

Commission delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/172 amending annexes I and V to the PIC Regulation will apply from 1 April 2018. Companies can notify in advance through ePIC.

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