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35 new hazardous chemicals added to the EU REACH Prior Informed Consent Regulation


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2023-09-14

The EU REACH "Prior Informed Consent Regulation" adds 35 new hazardous chemicals, including 27 insecticides and 8 industrial chemicals. The new regulations will come into effect from November 1, 2023.

On August 25, 2023, the European Commission issued Regulation (EU) 2023/1656, announcing revisions to the Prior Informed Consent Regulation (EU No 649/2012), adding 35 chemicals to Annex I, including 27 insecticides and 8 industrial chemicals. The new regulations will come into effect from November 1, 2023. Attachment I currently contains a total of 295 entries.


The specific list of newly added chemicals is as follows:

No. Chemical Substances CAS Number EC Number CN Code
1 ‘1-bromopropane (n-propyl bromide) 106-94-5 203-445-0 ex 2903 69 19
2 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich 71888-89-6 276-158-1 ex 2917 34 00
3 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters 68515-42-4 271-084-6 ex 2917 34 00
4 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentyl ester, branched and linear 84777-06-0 284-032-2 ex 2917 34 00
5 Alpha-cypermethrin 67375-30-8   ex 2926 90 70
6 Azimsulfuron 120162-55-2   ex 2935 90 90
7 Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate 117-82-8 204-212-6 ex 2917 34 00
8 Bromadiolone 28772-56-7 249-205-9 ex 2932 20 90
9 Carbetamide 16118-49-3 240-286-6 ex 2924 29 70
10 Carboxin 5234-68-4 226-031-1 ex 2934 99 90
11 Chlorophene 120-32-1 204-385-8 ex 2908 19 00
12 Cyproconazole 94361-06-5   ex 2933 99 80
13 Diisopentyl phthalate 605-50-5 210-088-4 ex 2917 34 00
14 Dipentyl phthalate 131-18-0 205-017-9 ex 2917 34 00
15 Diuron 330-54-1 206-354-4 ex 2924 21 00
16 Esbiothrin 260359-57-7   ex 2916 20 00
17 Ethametsulfuron-methyl 97780-06-8   ex 2935 90 90
18 Etridiazole 2593-15-9 219-991-8 ex 2934 99 90
19 Famoxadone 131807-57-3   ex 2934 99 90
20 Fenbuconazole 114369-43-6 406-140-2 ex 2933 99 80
21 Fenoxycarb 72490-01-8 276-696-7 ex 2924 29 70
22 Fluquinconazole 136426-54-5 411-960-9 ex 2933 59 95
23 Indoxacarb 173584-44-6                    144171-61-9   ex 2934 99 90
24 Isopyrazam 881685-58-1   ex 2933 19 90
25 Lufenuron 103055-07-8 410-690-9 ex 2924 21 00
26 Metam-sodium 137-42-8 205-293-0 ex 2930 20 00
27 Metosulam 139528-85-1 410-240-1 ex 2935 90 30
28 Myclobutanil 88671-89-0 410-400-0 ex 2933 99 80
29 n-pentyl-isopentyl phthalate 776297-69-9   ex 2917 34 00
30 Pencycuron 66063-05-6 266-096-3 ex 2924 21 00
31 Phosmet 732-11-6 211-987-4 ex 2930 90 98
32 Prochloraz 67747-09-5 266-994-5 ex 2933 29 90
33 Profoxydim 139001-49-3   ex 2934 99 90
34 Spirodiclofen 148477-71-8   ex 2932 20 90
35 Triflumizole 68694-11-1   ex 2933 29 90

 

Understand PIC

The EU's Prior Informed Consent Regulation (PIC) regulates the import and export trade of certain hazardous chemicals that are strictly restricted or prohibited from being used within the EU, imposing obligations on companies planning to export these chemicals to non EU countries or import them into the EU. PIC is a compliance measure implemented by the European Union under the Rotterdam Convention, which promotes shared responsibility and cooperation in international hazardous chemical trade. At the same time, protecting human health and the environment by providing importing countries with information on how to safely store, transport, use, and dispose of hazardous chemicals. The PIC regulations came into effect on March 1, 2014.

 

Annex I of the PIC regulations includes prohibited or severely restricted chemicals:

-Active substances in biocides such as pesticides, disinfectants, or insecticides;
-Industrial Chemicals
-Chemicals prohibited from exporting from the European Union as listed in Annex V of the PIC Regulation

 

Notify export and obtain export license
Companies planning to export PIC listed chemicals to non EU countries need to inform them of their export intentions in advance and obtain an export license before exporting.

 

Notification obligation
Every year, importers and exporters of PIC chemicals are required to provide designated national institutions with accurate information on the quantity of the chemical transported to or from non EU countries in the previous year.

 

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