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Export and import of hazardous chemicals – PIC Regulation

The PIC Regulation requires notification of certain hazardous substances when exported to countries outside the EU. The importing country may decide either to approve or reject the import. The Regulation also requires product information, labelling and safet data sheets to be provided.

PIC = Prior Informed Consent

Consolidated text

Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals.
(last consolidated on 1 February 2016).


The basic regulation and all amendments to the regulation are accessible in EUR-Lex.

Read more about the rules

Read more about the PIC Regulation.