Increase in Notifications Providing Information on the Export of Hazardous Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) first report on the operation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation shows that notifications from EU companies to export certain hazardous chemicals outside the EU have grown by 74 % in the past three years. This increase is far beyond the originally estimated 10 % yearly increase and implies that the EU gives an increasing amount of useful information to authorities in importing countries, which they can use for regulatory purposes and to identify the companies using these chemicals in their country.

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