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ECHA Amends Annex I to the PIC

January 14, 2016

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced a change in Annex I to the Prior Informed Consent Regulation (PIC).  Changes include the addition of new entries, which cover a total of 143 chemicals. These chemicals will now be required to have an export notification before they can be exported outside the European Union. The export notification must be submitted to the Member State authorities at least 35 days before the expected date of export via the ePIC online tool.


  • 1,1-Dichloroethene
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • Dibutyltin compounds
  • Dioctyltin compounds
  • Fenbutatin oxide
  • Lead compounds
  • Pentachloroethane
  • Trichlorobenzene

The entries are also added to Annex I part 3, banning exports of these chemicals with the exception of quantities below 10 kg per year, per importing country, for research and analysis purposes.

  • Commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether, including

o   tetrabromodiphenyl ether

o   pentabromodiphenyl ether

  • Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether, including

o   hexabromodiphenyl ether

o   heptabromodiphenyl ether

Annex I now includes 199 entries, covering more than 1,000 chemicals.
The amendment will take effect on February 1, 2016.