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35 hazardous chemicals added to the Prior Informed Consent Regulation


EU exporters are now required to notify their intentions to export 35 additional hazardous chemicals following an amendment to the EU’s Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation. The new rules start applying on 1 November 2023.

Helsinki, 25 August 2023 - The 35 chemicals that were added in the Annex I of PIC include 27 pesticides and eight industrial chemicals. 

In addition to the export notification, most of these chemicals will also require an explicit consent from the importing country before exports can take place. Furthermore, four chemicals that were previously subject only to an export notification, will now also require an explicit consent. 

The IT tool ePIC has been updated accordingly and companies can already start notifying their exports. 


The PIC Regulation governs the trade of certain hazardous chemicals that are banned or severely restricted in the EU. It places obligations on companies that wish to export these chemicals to non-EU countries or import them into the EU.

The European Commission updates PIC Annex I, which lists the chemicals subject to export notification and explicit consent from the importing country. It now includes 295 entries.