In addition to the notification requirement, the export of chemicals included in parts 2 and 3 of Annex I to the PIC Regulation are also subject to the existence of a valid explicit consent provided by the designated national authority of the importing country outside the EU.
It is possible to search for Explicit Consents based on the chemical/mixture name, importing and or exporting country, category of use, date of request, validity start and end date, and status. A refined search is possible by using multiple search criteria.
Note:The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union (EU) on the 31 January 2020; however, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law continued to apply to that territory until 31 December 2020.
In searching for explicit consents made by the United Kingdom until 31 December 2020, please note that the United Kingdom is listed as an “Exporting Member State”. As of 1 January 2021, a distinction is drawn between the “United Kingdom (Great Britain)” and the “United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)”. This reflects the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland – and the fact that the PIC Regulation continues to apply to Northern Ireland. Specifically, as of 1 January 2021, the “United Kingdom (Great Britain)” is listed as an “Importing Country” for exports from the EU to the United Kingdom. By contrast, the “United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)” is listed as an “Exporting Member State”.