Changes to Procedures for Exporting Chemicals

With Brexit looming, the way in which we export our chemicals to the EU are going to change, below is a 7 step process, provided by the UK Government telling us how we need to go about the transportation of chemicals out of the country and into the European Union.

Steps to export chemicals to the EU

  1. Check to see if you have a UK EORI Number
  2. Ensure your chemical is covered by a valid EU REACH Registration. Either through your EU importer or you can appoint an EU based only representative to make the registration
  3. Decide who will make your customs declarations. You can either do it yourself or contact an export agent to do this on your behalf
  4. Check to see if your chemical export requires PIC and if you are handling Drug Precursor Chemicals
  5. Check to make sure your haulier is authorised to drive in the EU
  6. Make sure your product is ready for shipping in accordance with CLP regulations and check that your haulier is aware of any additional regulations and documentation for transporting dangerous or hazardous goods in the EU
  7. Send your chemicals to the EU importer. Your goods may be subject to checks at the border, but you will be informed if this is the case

EORI – Economic Operator Registration and Identification
REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals
PIC – Prior Informed Consent
CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging

For details of how KMB Shipping Group can help with your export transportation, please call 0121 557 3352 and speak to one of our dedicated team members.