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Document ID (ISN)100474
CIS number 02-1045
ISSN - Serial title 1725-2555 - Official Journal of the European Union - Journal officiel de l'Union européenne
Year 2003
Convention or series no. 304/2003/CE 304/2003/EC
Title Regulation (EC) No.304/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 Jan. 2003 concerning the export and import of dangerous chemicals [European Union]
Original title Règlement (CE) no304/2003 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 28 janv. 2003 concernant les exportations et importations de produits chimiques dangereux [Union européenne] [in French]
Bibliographic information 6 Mar. 2003, Vol.46, No.L 63, p.1-26.
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Abstract This Regulation repeals and replaces Regulation 2455/92/EEC (see CIS 93-1426) on the same topic. It concerns hazardous chemicals subject to the prior informed consent (PIC) procedure of the Rotterdam Convention, certain other hazardous chemicals banned or restricted within the EU or a Member State, and all chemicals when exported insofar as their classification, packaging and labelling is concerned (however, narcotics, radioactive substances, wastes, chemical weapons, foods and food additives, feeding stuffs, genetically modified organisms and medicinal products are on the whole excluded). Contents: definitions; designated national authorities; participation of the EU in the Convention; chemicals subject to export notification, PIC notification and PIC procedure; information and other requirements associated with the export and import of dangerous chemicals; technical assistance; monitoring and reporting. In annexes: lists of chemicals subject to the export notification procedure, qualifying for PIC notification and subject to the PIC procedure; notification requirements of banned or severely restricted chemicals; export notifications; list of chemicals subject to export ban (cosmetic soaps containing mercury, and the following persistent organic pollutants: aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, DDT, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, PCBs).
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; notification of dangerous substances; European Communities; supply of information; toxic substances; chemical products; hazard identification; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) hexachlorobenzene; directive; toxaphene; DDT; polychlorinated biphenyls; Aroclors; aldrin; dieldrin; endrin; chlordane; heptachlor; mirex; labelling; list; list of chemical substances; warning notices; danger symbols; mercury
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Classification and labelling of chemicals