Export of GB PIC-listed chemicals: notification process

GB exporters are obliged to notify their exports of PIC-listed chemicals by completing a GB PIC export notification form. The forms are similar to those used under the EU PIC system.

There is GB guidance to help you fill in the PIC export notification form correctly.

You will also need to use the Regulatory outcome information when completing section 6.1 to copy and paste in the relevant information for the chemical you are exporting.

Once complete it should be sent as an attachment by email to the GB PIC DNA at [email protected]. In addition a safety data sheet for the chemical/mixture should be attached.

Please include the following details in the subject line of your email: 'GB PIC - notification - company name - chemical/mixture - importing country name - Year'. When submitting your export notifications, please attach only one export notification form and accompanying SDS to each email. In addition to an English SDS, please provide an SDS in the official language of the importing country, if available, or in one of its principal languages. Please note that if you do not attach an SDS then sections 4 and 5 of the form become mandatory.

Please note that the forms must be submitted at least 35 days before the first export is due in any calendar year to any importing country.

Once your form has been received, the GB PIC DNA will check and process it and contact you if clarification is needed.

If an export requires the explicit consent of the importing country, the GB PIC DNA will seek this on behalf of the GB-based exporter. Explicit consent may have specific conditions or restrictions eg, limited validity, importer-specific or use specific. Sometimes responses may be negative.

If the importing country has not responded within 60 days from the date the GB DNA requests consent, then there may be a possibility for you to propose a waiver from the consent obligation.

A unique GB Reference Identification Number (RIN) is assigned by the DNA to each notification export and will be issued to exporters by email at the point when the export can proceed. This is used for export customs declarations. The RIN is valid until 31 December of the year for which the notification is made. A new export notification will be required if another export is to be made during a subsequent year.

The PIC DNA will send you a confirmation email when exports can proceed and provide you with a RIN for use in your export customs declaration.

For Special RINs please see Special RIN: export of GB PIC chemicals for research or analysis.

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Updated: 2021-04-26