- Taking stock: second peak conquered
- Smaller companies share their experiences on REACH registration
- Ensure technical equivalence before applying for an EU or national authorisation for a biocidal product
- Are you importing or exporting hazardous chemicals?
- ENES5: Focus on mixtures
- How to find information about chemicals on ECHA's website
- First substance evaluation decisions to be finalised
- Lost in translation? Go to ECHA-term
- ECHA Science: Evaluation of grouping and read-across
- Wanted: practical examples from industry
- Member States agree on the practical actions of the SVHC Roadmap 2020
- Brazil interested in learning from ECHA's experiences
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Päivi Jokiniemi and Paul Trouth
Article related to: PIC
Are you importing or exporting hazardous chemicals?
The Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation regulates the import and export of hazardous chemicals between the EU and third countries, and implements the global Rotterdam Convention within the European Union. The recast of PIC will enter into operation on 1 March 2014 and, at the same time, ECHA will take over the operational responsibility from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
"The use of chemicals regulated under PIC is by definition either banned or severely restricted in the EU, but are under certain derogations still manufactured and exported all over the world," says Chiara Macchi from ECHA's Registration Directorate.
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Biocidal Products Committee:
26 February-1 March
Committee for Risk Assessment:
Committee for Socio-Economic
18-22 March (tentative)
Management Board meeting:
Member State Committee:
13-17 May (tentative)