Regulation (EU) no 649/2012

Regulation (EC) No 304/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council considering the export and import of hazardous chemicals was adopted on 28th of January 2003 relating to the Rotterdam Convention considering PIC procedure. On 17th of June 2008 it was amended by Regulation (EC) No 689/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. From 1 March 2014, Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 replaces Regulation (EC) No 689/2008.

According to the Chemicals Act (in Estonian) §7 section 2(2) Health Board is a designated national authority for performing administrative functions and administrative acts based on Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals.

The objectives of this Regulation are to implement the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, to promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts in the international movement of hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm and to contribute to the environmentally sound use of hazardous chemicals.

According to the Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 the concept of

  • export is the permanent or temporary export of a chemical from customs territory of the Community;

  • import is the physical importation of chemical to the customs territory of the Community.

List of Annexes to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012

ANNEX I – List of chemicals
Part 1 – List of chemicals subject to export notification procedure
Part 2 – List of chemicals qualifying for PIC notification
Part 3 – List of chemicals subject to the PIC procedure under the Rotterdam Convention

ANNEX II – Export notification

ANNEX III - Information to be supplied to the Commission by the designated national authorities of the Member States in accordance with Article 10

ANNEX IV – Notification of the Secretariat of the Convention of a banned or severely restricted chemical

ANNEX V – Chemicals and articles subject to export ban

ANNEX VI – List of Parties to the Convention requiring information concerning transit movements of chemicals subject to the PIC procedure


Technical implementation guidance of Regulation (EU) No 649/2012

Guidance for implementation of Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals 

Viimati uuendatud:  neljapäev, 17 juuli 2014 10:29