Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
The Authority will have reduced cover for PIC chemicals on Friday 27th April
Commission delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/172 amending annexes I and V to the PIC Regulation applies from 1st April 2018
Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 (further amended by Regulation (EU) 2018/172) has three parts listing chemicals that are banned or severely restricted within the EU. Annex I indicates if the chemical use is pesticide and/or industrial chemical. Different provisions apply depending on the part of Annex I.
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.
To find out if Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 (further amended by Regulation (EU) 2018/172) applies to your chemical:
Procedure for Part 1 Chemicals | Procedure for Part 2 Chemicals | Procedure for Part 3 Chemicals | Special RIN Procedure
Return to Export/Import
Special Reference Identification Number (RIN) requests for pesticides are dealt with by the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine.
Special RIN requests for industrial chemicals are dealt with by the Health & Safety Authority.
Regulation (EU) No 649/2012, as amended shall not apply to chemicals exported for the purpose of research or analysis in quantities that are unlikely to affect human health or the environment and that in any event do not exceed 10 kg from each exporter to each importing country per calendar year. Exporters of the chemicals still need to obtain a special RIN using ePIC and provide that special RIN in their export declaration.
The exporter should
*IMPORTANT ADVICE - An active RIN means a RIN that has customs clearance. Not all RINs are activated. Inactive RINs may be issued automatically.
See Special RIN Requests In Brief (ECHA, November 2017)