CONSULTATION | Hazardous chemicals – rules on export and import (update) | Feedback period 19 October 2021 - 16 November 2021

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EU Regulation 649/2012 implements rules on international trade in hazardous chemicals. It aims to prevent unwanted imports and ensure that information on hazards, risks and safe handling is always provided when hazardous chemicals are exported.

This initiative updates 2 lists of chemicals in the Regulation:

(*) those subject to export restrictions (Annex I) – adding some pesticides that are banned in the EU
(*) those that cannot be exported (Annex V) – adding some pollutants and mercury products.


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