Designated National Authority for PIC Procedure
H-1096 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 2.
Postal address: 1437 Budapest, Pf. 839
Phone: +36 1 476 1289
Fax: +36 1 476 1289
The Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Designated National Authority (DNA) division was established in 2005 (15th of April). Its function is determined by the export and import notifications of certain dangerous chemicals. The division’s activities are regulated by the following decrees: the 8/2004. (XII.1.) Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Economy and Transport joint decree; the 304/2003/EC European Parliament and Council decree (PIC R).
Tasks of the department:
A) According to the 266/2004. (IX. 23) governmental regulation and the 304/2003/EC decree:
– Receives export notifications from the exporters and forwards them to the Commission.
– Receives import notifications from the Commission and from the exporters (in the latter case forwards them to the Commission).
– Cooperates with the export-import controlling authority (it is accomplished by the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard),
– In case of infringements of the regulations forwards the information toward the appropriate authorities.
– Technical assistance (Article 20).
B) The PIC-DNA continuously takes care that the exporters assume their obligations toward the DNAs, especially:
– Prepares and sends export notifications accordingly to the Part III in case of chemicals whose are recorded in Part I of Annex 1 (30 days before the export at the first opportunity and 15 days previous to the export in the following year.)
– Chemicals which are listed in Part I of Annex 2 can only be exported when the importer country gives permit (see documentation in Part II).
– Chemicals which are listed in Part I of Annex 3 (the so called PIC list) can only be exported when the importer country gives permit (see documentation in Part II).
– It must be insured that the exported chemicals quality can not be worse than those prescribed in the Commission.
– Export notification is obliged for the chemicals’ unreacted forms listed in Part I of Annex 2 and 3.
– Chemicals listed in Part V (ban on export) banned in the EU must not be exported when the reasons of the prohibition are the followings: people’s health is in danger and/or the protection of the environment.
– EC prescriptions fulfilling packaging, labeling and safety sheet where appropriate, the expiry date and the production date of chemicals shall be indicated on the label (see 304/2003/EC I-VI. Annexes).
– Observance of duty in case of Part III chemicals listed, with connection of their import.
C) In favor of the provision of the duties listed in „a” and „b” sections the PIC division takes care of the up to date knowledge of the procedures with the aid of gathering information and documents, follows closely behind the changes and maintains the knowledge.
of Chemical Safety