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GB PIC enforcement and authorities

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 of GB PIC is under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974by virtue of Regulation 19(1) of the Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013 (as amended by the Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and 2020). The Biocidal Products and Chemicals regulations define the application of the Act, including enforcement powers, offences, and enforcement responsibilities.

GB PIC specific law

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

Updated: 2021-04-26