ECHA by 12.10. did not publish an updated review of Member States regarding the introduction of Annex VIII to CLP (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008).
In other words, in September there were no changes as to which countries accept PCN notifications through the ECHA portal and which are still using their systems.
The latest valid version is available here. You will search in vain for the document on the usual web address from ECHE under the heading "Key documents". This document was published only in a group on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, I do not know the reasons for the decision.
What has changed since July's overview which we presented in detail in this post?
The August’s overview is therefore still the last valid one. Let me repeat briefly what I’ve already mentioned. There are no significant changes compared to July’s overview. The list of countries accepting notifications via the ECHA submission portal remains the same.
There are 2 minor changes in the table:
- Explanation for Luxembourg – the Belgian Appointed Body is responsible for the reception of all hazardous mixture declarations placed on the Luxembourgish market.
- For Czech Republic and Hungary external links were removed from the document. For Hungary the relevant information on fees is still available here.
By now you can clearly see that the situation regarding poison centre notifications – PCNs is still not harmonized across all the Member States of EU/EEA. Therefore, in the meantime, we need to pay attention to all the exceptions, and this review is a useful tool.
It is also becoming increasingly clear that PCN notification and implementation of the process is slower than expected (and perhaps also as planned).
Now, if you are facing specific challenges in connection with UFIs and PCNs, we are happy to help. We can help save you a lot of time and effort with finding the answers.