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Document 31998R2247

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2247/98 of 13 October 1998 amending Annex II to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 concerning the export and import of certain dangerous chemicals (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 282, 20.10.1998, p. 12–54 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 13/03/2002; implicitno zavrnjeno 32002R0300

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31998R2247

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2247/98 of 13 October 1998 amending Annex II to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 concerning the export and import of certain dangerous chemicals (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal L 282 , 20/10/1998 P. 0012 - 0054


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2247/98 of 13 October 1998 amending Annex II to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 concerning the export and import of certain dangerous chemicals (Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 of 23 July 1992 concerning Community exports and imports of certain dangerous chemicals (1), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1237/97 (2), and in particular Article 11(2) thereof,

Whereas Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 sets up a system of notification and, in particular, of information for imports from and exports to third countries of certain dangerous chemicals; whereas certain of these chemicals are subject to the international prior informed consent procedure (PIC) established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO);

Whereas Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 further provides for the participation of the Community in the international prior informed consent procedure;

Whereas Article 5(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 provides, inter alia, that the information in Annex II to the said Regulation should comprise the list of chemicals subject to the international PIC procedure, a list of the countries participating in the PIC scheme and the PIC decisions of importing countries;

Whereas Article 11(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92 provides that Annex II should be amended where the UNEP and the FAO have initiated amendments to the list of chemicals subject to the international PIC procedure and to the PIC decisions of importing countries;

Whereas, a number of such amendments having been so initiated, it is necessary, in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92, to amend its Annex II;

Whereas it is desirable to give exporters additional information by listing also interim decisions of participating importing countries;

Whereas this Regulation is in accordance with the opinion of the committee set up pursuant to Article 29 of Council Directive 67/548/EEC of 27 June 1967 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances (3), as last amended by Commission Directive 97/69/EC (4),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to this Regulation replaces Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 2455/92.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force one month after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 October 1998.

For the Commission

Ritt BJERREGAARD

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 251, 29. 8. 1992, p. 13.

(2) OJ L 173, 1. 7. 1997, p. 37.

(3) OJ L 196, 16. 8. 1967, p. 1.

(4) OJ L 343, 13. 12. 1998, p. 19.

ANNEX

'ANNEX II

The information contained in this Annex is based on the PIC Circular VI, July 1997 and on the update of PIC Circular VI, January 1998

1. List of chemicals subject to the international PIC procedure

The following chemicals have been introduced in the PIC procedure following control actions reported by participating countries.

For Group I reported control actions refer to pesticide use (as defined by the FAO/UNEP). For Group II, reported control actions refer to industrial use.

Decisions Guidance Documents (DGDs) have been prepared by UNEP/FAO (IRPTC) to help countries to make import decisions concerning those chemicals. Nevertheless, DGD is not the only information taken into account by countries when they take their import decision.

Therefore, the import decision does not necessarily refer to the uses mentioned in the DGD.

Since the update of PIC Circular VI and PIC Circular VII were distributed, the following new substances were introduced to the PIC procedure: Captafol, Chlorobenzilate, Hexachlorobenzene, Lindane, Methamidophos, Methyl Parathion, Monocrotophos, Parathion, Phosphamidon, Pentachlorophenol and 2,4,5-T.

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2. List of the countries participating in the PIC scheme

Afghanistan (*)

Albania

Algeria

Andorra (*)

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia (*)

Australia

Azerbaijan (*)

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus (*)

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam (*)

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia (*)

CameroonCanada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Congo, Republic of

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Côte-d'Ivoire

Croatia (*)

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic (1)

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (*)

Djibouti (*)

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea (*)

Eritrea (*)

Estonia

Ethiopia

European Union (its Member States and Members of the EEA Agreement) (2)

Federated States of Micronesia (*)

Fiji

Gabon (*)

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Grenada

Guatemala

GuineaGuinea-Bissau (*)

Guyana (*)

Haiti

Holy See (*)

Honduras

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati (*)

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan (*)

Lao People's Democratic Republic (*)

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Lithuania

Macedonia (*)

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives (*)

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands (*)

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco (*)

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia (*)

Nauru (*)

Nepal

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Oman, Sultanate of

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland (*)

Qatar

Republic of Korea

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino (*)

São Tomé and Príncipe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Seychelles (*)

Sierra Leone

Singapore (*)

Slovakia

Slovenia (*)

Solomon Islands

Somalia (*)

South Africa (*)

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland (*)

Switzerland

Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan (*)

Tuvalu (*)

Uganda

Ukraine (*)

United Arab Emirates

United Republic of Tanzania

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen (*)

Yugoslavia (*)

Zambia

Zimbabwe

(*) These countries have not yet nominated a DNA.

(1) Focal point only.

(2) Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Members of the EEA Agreement: European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway.

3. Decisions of participating countries

The decisions reported are final decisions, unless indicated as interim.

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