Navigation path

High level navigation

Page navigation

Additional tools

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Print version
  • Decrease text
  • Increase text

The European Commission

Regulation (EC) 689/2008 on the export and import of dangerous chemicals provides for a number of obligations to the Commission. The Commission is the common designated national authority (DNA) for the EU for all the administrative functions of the Convention: it submits PIC notifications; it establishes EU import decisions, it sends and receives export notifications and co-ordinates EU input on technical issues related to the Convention, including participation at the Conference of the Parties and the Chemicals Review Committee.

DG Environment has overall responsibility within the Commission and is supported by the Consumer Products Safety and Quality Unit (CPSQ) of the Joint Research Centre of the Commission in several tasks that are fundamental to the effective operation of the legislation. CPSQ administers the export notification procedure and the related database EDEXIM.