There are 22 substances now subject to export notifications under the PIC Regulation. 20 of the 22 substances also need consent from the authorities of the importing country before they can be exported.

The European Commission reviews the list of chemicals subject to the PIC Regulation at least once a year.

Under PIC regulation these 22 substances were added because they are banned as active substances in plant protection products and some of them are severely restricted under Biocidal Products Regulation



As a result, after 1 September 2020, need to notify their designated national authority of their intention at least 35 days before the date of their first export. All EU exporters and importers of all these substances now have to report their annual imports and exports to and from the EU.

HBCDD and a series of mercury-containing articles have also been added to Annex V to PIC, exporting of it from the EU is banned. Also, two mercury compounds have been added and their export is now only allowed for uses in laboratory-scale research and analysis.

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