List of chemicals: Annex I
The PIC Regulation applies to a list of entries (for individual chemicals or groups of chemicals), which are included in Annex I, and to mixtures containing such chemicals in a concentration that triggers labelling obligations under the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (irrespective of the presence of any other substance), as well as to articles containing these chemicals in an unreacted form.
This list is updated regularly as a result of regulatory actions under EU legislation, and developments under the Rotterdam Convention. It is divided into three parts that define the different obligations applied to the chemicals.
These entries are subject to the export notification procedure. This comprises all of the chemicals that are banned or severely restricted within the EU in at least one of the four use subcategories defined in the PIC Regulation:
- Industrial chemicals for professional use
- Industrial chemicals for consumer use
- Pesticides used as plant protection products
- Other pesticides such as biocidal products
Apart from the export notification requirement, the entries in part 2 are subject to the additional requirement of ECHA receiving a statement from the authorities of the importing country to show that they agree to the import. This is called explicit consent.
These chemicals qualify for PIC notification under the Rotterdam Convention because they are banned or severely restricted within the EU in one of the two use categories defined by the Rotterdam Convention: pesticide or industrial chemical.
The entries in part 3 are subject to the export notification requirement, and additionally to the explicit consent, except where a positive import response is published in the PIC circular of the Rotterdam Convention, and certain criteria are met. Part 3 also includes a number of substances identified in the Stockholm Convention as persistent organic pollutants, which are subject to a total export ban.
These are the chemicals subject to the PIC procedure as described in the Rotterdam Convention, and are listed in Annex III to the Convention itself.