Regulation and Licensing

Certification, Regulation and Licensing Published: 28 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach For all businesses For companies sourcing products from the UK For companies importing chemicals from the UK Professional qualifications & licences to practise For all businesses Certificates, licences and authorisations are required for trade in the EU for many types of goods […]

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Chemicals

Description of sector The UK chemicals sector is highly diverse, including the manufacture of commodity/bulk chemicals, speciality chemicals, polymers (plastics) and consumer chemicals (e.g. personal care and cleaning products). It is principally comprised of approximately 2,500 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and microbusinesses (employing less than 250 people); these make up 97 per cent of […]

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Chemicals (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Common EU Regulation Ceases Chemicals are subject to a common EU system of registration and regulation. The Health and Safety Executive is the principal UK authority. In the event of a hard no deal Brexit, UK proposes to preserve the basic legislation on the regulation of chemicals REACH. It proposes a new but equivalent regulatory […]

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Chemicals Regulation UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice sets out how businesses producing, registering, importing or exporting chemicals would be affected if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no deal. Before 29 March 2019 (postponed to 31 January 2020 with an effective exit date on 31 December 2020) There is a large body of existing EU law relating to chemicals which protect human health and the environment, as well as enabling […]

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Hazardous Chemicals UK No Deal Notes

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to outline the arrangements that would come into force to regulate chemicals in the unlikely event the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (postponed to 31 January 2020 with an effective exit date on 31 December 2020) with no agreement in place, with respect to the Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Regulation (known as the PIC Regulation). Before 29 […]

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Control on Mercury UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice outlines the arrangements that would come into force to regulate mercury and mercury compounds and mixtures, if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no deal. Anthropogenic releases and emissions of mercury and mercury compounds are recognised internationally as global pollutants, causing harm to the environment and human health. Although […]

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Exporting Active Subtances

Guidance Written Confirmations for export of Active Substances manufactured in the UK Updated 23 August 2019 Contents 1. Purpose of the Written Confirmation 2. ‘Third Country’ status for UK manufacturers of Active Substances 3. Generation of Written Confirmations for Active Substances manufactures in the UK 4. Obtaining Written Confirmations for Active Substances manufactured in other […]

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Hazardous Substances [UK]

Regulations: restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) Guidance for manufacturers, importers and distributors. Published 15 April 2014 Last updated 22 July 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Office for Product Safety and Standards, and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Contents Overview What is covered? Who is responsible for compliance? How […]

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Pesticides Regulation Guidance

How to comply with pesticide regulations after Brexit Make sure you meet regulations when using, producing or placing pesticides on the market after the UK leaves the EU. Published 29 January 2019 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs After EU Exit on 29 March 2019 (postponed to 31 January 2020 with an effective exit date on 31 December 2020), EU law will no longer apply. New laws […]

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Importing Nuclear Material Guidance

Importing relevant nuclear materials from the EU if there’s no Brexit deal: licensing requirements Published 31 January 2019 Contents When you need a licence How to apply for a licence If a Brexit deal is reached Further information If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, businesses will need to apply for an import […]

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Chemical Sector Guidance

The chemicals sector and preparing for EU Exit If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and you are a company that makes, supplies or uses chemicals, there may be changes that affect your business. Published 13 February 2019 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents Importing and exporting Regulation and standards […]

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Civil Explosives

Businesses trading in civil explosives – Updated 21 December 2018 Contents How processes will change What this means for your business Actions you can take now Currently anyone importing civil explosives into the EU, or transferring them through the EU, requires an approval from the EU country where the transfer ends. This is called an […]

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Chemicals from Outside EEA

Producing and exporting chemicals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) – Updated 21 December 2018 Contents How processes would change Imports and exports of mercury Actions you can take now Currently, the UK chemicals industry is regulated through a framework largely based on EU legislation and implemented by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The […]

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UK Lords Committee Chemicals Regulation

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EU Withdrawal Note Biocidal Products

Brussels, 23 January 2018 BIOCIDAL  PRODUCTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that unless the withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law ceases to apply to the […]

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Labelling Chemicals No Deal Notes

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to outline the arrangements that would come into force to regulate chemicals in the unlikely event the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (postponed to 31 January 2020 with an effective exit date on 31 December 2020) with no agreement in place, with respect to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures regulation (CLP) (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008). Before 29 […]

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