Explicit Consents & Waivers
Explicit Consents & Waivers
PIC - explicit consent export
PIC - Prior Informed Consent Regulation
Public details of explicit consent requests or waivers made under the PIC Regulation
The PIC Regulation applies to a specific list of chemical substances, and to mixtures containing such chemicals at a concentration triggering labelling obligations under the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, and to articles containing these chemicals in an unreacted form.
Where a chemical listed in Annex I to the PIC Regulation is exported, whether on its own, or in a mixture, or in an article, then there is an obligation to notify prior to the actual export.
Exporters based in an EU Member State must notify the designated national authority of the country from which the export will originate before the first yearly export takes place, as well as before the first export in each subsequent calendar year.
In addition to the notification obligation, the export of chemicals included in parts 2 and 3 of Annex I to the PIC Regulation also require a valid explicit consent from the designated national authority of the importing country outside the EU. Alternatively, the designated national authority of the importing country can provide a waiver to show that explicit consent is not needed.
Details of such explicit consent or waiver requests, and the responses where provided, are presented in this dataset, as follows:
Explicit consents & waivers
The explicit consents & waivers view shows all explicit consent or waiver requests, along with any responses that may have been received. Per request / response what is shown are the identity of the chemical / mixture for which the request is made, the origin and destination countries, whether the request is for an explicit consent or for a waiver, a count of the responses, the response date (where relevant), and the status. Clicking on the identity shown links to more details.
These additional details will show the full set of requests / responses which are related, along with the respective validity dates, details of the foreseen use(s), and the content(s) of the exported material subject to the PIC Regulation. For example, in the case of a mixture if there are three relevant constituents then all three will be shown.
Note relating to Brexit
The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union (EU) on the 31 January 2020; however, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law continued to apply to that territory until 31 December 2020.
In searching for explicit consents made by the United Kingdom until 31 December 2020, please note that the United Kingdom is listed as an “Exporting Member State”. As of 1 January 2021, a distinction is drawn between the “United Kingdom (Great Britain)” and the “United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)”. This reflects the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland – and the fact that the PIC Regulation continues to apply to Northern Ireland. Specifically, as of 1 January 2021, the “United Kingdom (Great Britain)” is listed as an “Importing Country” for exports from the EU to the United Kingdom. By contrast, the “United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)” is listed as an “Exporting Member State”.