Beta This is a new way of showing guidance - your feedback will help us improve it.

GB PIC enforcement: Authorities and activities

Finding the right enforcing authority

The law that regulates the import and export of hazardous chemicals in Great Britain (GB) – the GB Prior Informed Consent Regulation (GB PIC) – is enforced by HSE.

HSE may also work with other authorities, including:

Enforcement laws

The responsibilities of the enforcing authorities come from general health and safety law working in combination with more specific enforcement law for GB PIC.

General health and safety law

GB PIC specific law

These laws also define a number of offences and the powers that the enforcing authorities may use.

Find out more about offences and powers.

Updated: 2021-02-19