PIC GB

Prior Informed Consent Regulation

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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 on the export and import of hazardous chemicals
Applicable to
Great Britain
Purpose
To regulate the export and import of hazardous chemicals to protect human health and the environment, aligning with the Rotterdam Convention's objectives.
Scope
Applies to the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals, pesticides, and industrial chemicals listed under the Rotterdam Convention.
Key requirements
Export notification requirements, explicit consent from importing countries for certain chemicals, and the obligation to exchange safety information.
Penalties
Specific penalties for non-compliance are not detailed in the summary provided but are typically established by individual EU member states to ensure enforcement.
EXEMPTIONS
Exemptions include chemicals in transit, radioactive materials, wastes, and substances under specific international regulations outside the scope of this regulation.
Guidance
Guidance is provided by the national authorities to facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements.