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Importers - Aims and requirements of Regulation (EU) 649/2012

Aims of Regulation (EU) 649/2012

Requirements of the regulation

The regulation requires that importers of banned or severely restricted chemicals in the EU provide information to their Designated National Authority (DNA).

In the first quarter of each year report the quantity of each chemical imported from each country during the preceding year.

The report should specify:

Send the information to the DNA of the EU country in which the importer is a registered company, not the DNA of the country into which the import occurs.

The Health and Safety Executive is the lead Designated National Authority for Great Britain (GB PIC DNA)

If you import chemicals, you need to consider the type of export (substance, preparation or article and follow our guidance on How to identify restricted or banned imports - step-by-step.