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Revised import/export regulations for very hazardous chemicals introduced in Europe

6:32 AM MST | February 28, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

New rules concerning the import and export of very hazardous chemicals will be implemented in the European Union as of 1 March, when the revised prior informed consent (PIC) regulation comes into effect, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says. ECHA will simultaneously assume administrative and technical responsibility of PIC from the joint research center of the European Commission. Policy responsibility for PIC will remain with the directorate general environment of the European Commission, according to ECHA. PIC regulates trade in very hazardous...

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