Are you planning to export PIC chemicals in 2016? Notify your intentions now


Source: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Remember to submit your notifications for 2016 exports as soon as possible so that national EU authorities and ECHA have enough time to process them. By notifying early enough, you will be less likely to experience delays with your exports.

When preparing your notification, we ask you to provide more detailed information about the importer. For example, up-to-date contact details with a full street address will help the authorities in the receiving country process your notification faster.

ePIC – Prior Informed Consent IT system

The Prior Informed Consent Regulation (PIC, Regulation (EU) 649/2012) governs the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals and places obligations on companies who wish to export these chemicals to non-EU countries.

The new PIC Regulation became applicable on 1 March 2014. From this date, ECHA has been responsible for the administrative and technical tasks related to the new regulation and will provide scientific and technical guidance to industry, the designated national authorities (DNAs) from the EU and from third countries, and the European Commission.

ePIC is the IT tool which has been established and is maintained by ECHA to ensure that requirements under the PIC Regulation are supported by appropriate IT systems. ePIC has three independent interfaces, one dedicated to industry users, one to authority users (ECHA, DNAs and the Commission) and one for customs officers. It allows information to be securely exchanged between industry users, authority users and customs users.

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