Prior Informed Consent substances

Prior Informed Consent is require to import or export certain substances, whether they are sold as-is or in mixtures, under the Rotterdam Convention,

It is regulated in the EU through Regulation (EU) 649/2012, .

PIC, including consent to export, is managed through ECHA, for details see .

The PIC Regulation contains three sets of provisions linked to the export of chemicals:

  • Chemicals listed in Annex I are subject to the export notification procedure (Part 1) and to the explicit consent requirement (Parts 2 and 3). This list is updated regularly as result of regulatory actions under EU legislation, and developments under the Rotterdam Convention.
  • Chemicals listed in Annex V are banned for export.
  • All chemicals that are exported have to comply with rules on packaging and labelling pursuant to the CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 or any other relevant EU legislation.

A list of PIC substances is available on the ECHA website at .



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